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A scene from the film Jirga. Lightyear Entertainment

How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators

On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.

The movie poster for "One Child Nation."

The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy

On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.

Actor Chen Xuedong, actor Zheng Kai, singer and actor Lu Han, actor Zhang Hanyu, actor and singer Andy Lau, actress Jing Tian, director Zhang Yimou, American actor Matt Damon, Chilean-born American actor Pedro Pascal, American actor Willem Dafoe, actor Eddie Peng, actor Lin Gengxin, singer and actor Wang Junkai attend the premiere of Zhang Yimou's film "The Great Wall" on December 6, 2016 in Beijing, China.

Chinese Film Studios Are Blacklisting Americans

As the trade war escalates, producers are killing projects and sacking actors.

An Indian police commando stands guard in front of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on November 25, 2010, ahead of the second anniversary of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is

Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.

Director Jia Zhangke speaks at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 30, 2018. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Inside Man

Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.

Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), right, cares for Rahil’s son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), after 
Rahil is detained in Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum. (Fares Sokhon/Sony Pictures Classics)

Broke in Beirut

In Capernaum, Nadine Labaki finds a new way for film to deal with poverty.

Chinese actress Gong Li attends the opening night gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Taiwanese Filmmakers Can’t Escape Beijing’s Grip

The market's in the mainland, but the freedom to create is in Taiwan.

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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