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Lim Zheng Jie Wo, 76, scavenges in a back lane of the financial district in Singapore on January 5, 2009. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood Has No Time for Crazy Poor Asians

Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapore's real issues.

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem on June 28. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’

On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.

French writer, journalist and movie producer Claude Lanzmann poses in Paris on Feb. 11, 2016. (Joel Saget / AFP)

The Holocaust Existentialist

Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, dead at 92, showed the world the Holocaust through eyewitnesses.

Afrofuturism is primarily thought of as an aesthetic. But it’s also a new way of looking at both history and the future. (Marvel Studios)

Wakanda Shakes the World

What does it mean for an African nation to lead the global future?

Iron Man and Captain America X. (Marvel Studios)

The Avengers at a Crossroads: Assessing Prospects for New Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

For the world’s premier superpowers to better confront new international threats, fresh strategic initiatives are needed in a challenging era.

A still from "The Death of Stalin." (IFC Films)

Giggling at the Gulag

"The Death of Stalin" turns tyranny into comedy.

Rajkummar Rao stars as the title character in "Newton." (Courtesy Drishyam Films)

Newton’s Last Discovery

Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.

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Fury: A hard close-up view of small unit cohesion, both the good and bad sides

I give high marks to the film’s authenticity, which portrays true cohesion.

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What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush

It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.

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‘Dunkirk’: Hey, ‘Hunter,’ it’s actually a compelling war film ahead of its time

“Hunter” states that “Dunkirk “is “anti-war in that is unlike most war films,” while I would argue the reason it is unlike most war films is the very reason it is so effective today.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25:  Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

‘Wonder Woman’: Wonderful war movie

The strength of the film is really in the ideas.

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What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush

It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.

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Fury: A hard close-up view of small unit cohesion, both the good and bad sides

I give high marks to the film’s authenticity, which portrays true cohesion.

Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange arrives at The High Court on July 12, 2011 in London, England. Mr Assange is appealing against his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Julian Assange Is Not Ready for His Close Up

Laura Poitras turns her camera on the WikiLeaks founder for an unsparing portrait that exposes his retrograde views on women.

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Best British war films

The other day I saw a list of the “Top 25 British war films.”

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Kristen Stewart" Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as President Donald J. Trump, Mikey Day as advisor Steve Bannon during the Oval Office Cold Open on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)

Laughing All the Way to Autocracy

Jokes can stop a society’s slide into dictatorship — but not if they focus on the vanities and quirks of the would-be dictators.

attends the "Russian Lessons" premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at Holiday Village IV on January 26, 2010 in Park City, Utah.

Millionaire Tries to Stop Documentary Claiming to Tell the True Story of Russia’s Missing $230 Million

A new documentary about Sergei Magnitsky brings the drama of big money versus free speech to Washington.

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