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Singaporean director Tan Pin Pin is known for a set of rather structural and process-based documentaries: with 80kmh (2003), for example, we watch a continuous moving shot as we travel along a major highway artery across the island state, while …

Minority actors are typically sidelined and cast in stereotypical, over the top racial roles — especially when they are Asians on American screens. The Asian guy in Glee plays The Asian guy in Glee. The comedienne, Margaret Cho, jokes …

Carlos harks back to the days when movies were big. Five hours and 30 minutes long. Shot in nine countries. Dialogue in eight languages. Spanning two historic decades.  

This lavish international production is a biopic of the terrorist Carlos the …

Mass Effect 2 is a hybrid action and roleplaying game (RPG) set in a sci-fi world. It was first released by Canadian game studio Bioware in 2010 and is the second game in a trilogy.

The first thing I noticed …

A sexy fusion of Chinese ethnic elements replete with fashionable reduxs of “minority”costumes,  beautiful stars, designed, in part, to attract Western audiences, Sa Dingding (萨顶顶)’s 2007 album Alive (万物生) is the aural equivalent of the Zhang Ziyi/Chang Cheng seduction scene …

Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, claims that Super Mario Galaxy 2 (スーパーマリオギャラクシー2, 2010) is so hard that even he slams his fists on the table in frustration when he plays it. But don’t be fooled by this statement. …

The Misra Legacy Compilation I is a fantastic, and free, mixtape of North American indie rock. Details reposted from Crawdaddy:

Out with the old Bracys, in with the new. Misra has always been a fiercely pro-artist record label, founded

“Wait, you play Settlers of Catan?”

To have played Settlers means to have passed the rite of initiation into “German” (or German-style) board games. This niche genre of tabletop games is considered close to the American classics Monopoly and …

Let the Bullets Fly (让子弹飞, 2010) is an immensely enjoyable, entertaining and engrossing blockbuster, particularly by the standards of mainstream films released on time to catch the action split between the two new year holidays on the solar and lunar …

Released in 2010 in Spain both in Spanish and Catalan, this graphic novel is based on the experience of story writer Isabel Franc, an established LGBT fiction author, who had to deal with breast cancer in recent years. Illustrated by …

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