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Why Eurasia will suffer if Donald Trump makes an enemy of China

Slightly belated posting of a piece for the South China Morning Post looking at how Eurasia may lose out from a US-China falling out. Been very busy with a variety of projects which will produce some interesting outputs in the near-term future. 830 more words

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A Cure For Wellness

For his first feature since the notoriously unsuccessful The Lone Ranger , director Gore Verbinski plunders the depths of horror cinema history to tell a story of nefarious goings-on at a sinister and secluded sanatorium.
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Something Like, Something Like It

One of the most enduring themes in Japanese cinema is the clash between old and new, the struggle of older generations to relate to their successors and preserve traditional aspects of their culture. 30 more words

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Cook Up A Storm

The culinary strengths of East and West go head-to-head in Raymond Yip’s cheerfully frivolous new comedy, when a high-end French restaurant opens on the same Hong Kong street as a traditional dai pai dong.
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Fifty Shades Darker

Picking up immediately after the events of Fifty Shades of Grey , the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel, Fifty Shades Darker finds damaged twentysomething billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) desperate to win back unassuming publishing assistant Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Model-actress Milla Jovovich reprises her signature role for a sixth and supposedly final time in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, once again battling the nefarious Umbrella Corporation amidst a global zombie apocalypse.
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Aroused by Gymnopedies

Directed by Isao Yukisada (best known for the 2004 teen-romance tearjerker Crying Out Love, in the Centre of the World), this second title of Nikkatsu studio’s new wave of rebooted “Roman Pornos” is a decidedly more sombre affair than Akihiko Shiota’s Wet Woman in the Wind, which opened in Hong Kong last month.
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