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I Am A Hero


While The Walking Dead sees audiences worldwide continue to invite zombies into their homes, undead offerings on the big screen have been comparatively lifeless of late. 30 more words

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Neko Samurai - A Tropical Adventure


Committed fans of felines and flatulence may find a modicum of entertainment in this threadbare sequel to the hit 2014 movie Neko Samurai (Samurai Cat in English), but for the rest of us the further adventures of a ronin and his four-legged friend are a tedious ordeal.
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No ulterior motive: Taiwanese extradition case was just badly handled by Beijing

Last week, a total of 45 Taiwanese, shortly after some of whom were acquitted in a Kenyan court, were handed over to Chinese police. The fallout from what otherwise should be mere case of cross-border cooperation in combating organized crime network was depressingly predictable. 705 more words

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Inside Men


Hot on the heels of the excellent Veteran , Inside Men is a similarly slick South Korean thriller exposing high-level corruption in equally brutal and compelling fashion.
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Xi Jinping’s Prague trip highlighted the limits to China’s soft power

Xi Jinping’s ( 習近平 ) three-day stopover in Prague on his way to Washington may have been a mere side story overshadowed by the Chinese president’s business in the US, but Xi’s visit to the Czech Republic deserves some attention as it indicates Beijing’s approach towards the EU in general. 669 more words

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45 Years


An ageing couple’s marriage is put through the wringer when an unexpected letter arrives in 45 Years, a meticulously crafted drama that has won worldwide praise and plaudits for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.
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