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Muslim comic stands up for tolerance, diversity

Indonesia’s first hijabi standup comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf brings tolerance center stage as host of the United Journalists for Diversity (SEJUK) Awards Gala in Jakarta next month. 84 more words

Fifty Shades Freed

The final chapter of E.L. James’ bestselling erotic trilogy sees domineering billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and his newly empowered “bottom” Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) tie the knot, only to be faced with more pressing issues than the restraints of married life when her creepy ex-boss resurfaces.
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A Foley Artist

Documentaries about filmmakers and the filmmaking process remain very much a niche offering, even when focusing on the biggest names in the industry. Wang Wan-jo’s film hones in on Taiwanese veteran Hu Ding-yi, a forgotten master of a dying art, still toiling away in the secluded confines of Taiwan’s dying studio system. 16 more words

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Net I Die

A recent social media phenomenon has emerged, whereby pretty young things with large numbers of followers can carve out a living endorsing luxury brands and products on their channels. 28 more words

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12 Strong

Based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong follows the members of US Army Special Forces “Task Force Dagger”, who arrived in Afghanistan just weeks after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. 36 more words

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The Outlaws

A brutal turf war in Seoul’s Garibong neighbourhood provides the setting for Kang Yoon-seong’s The Outlaws, a gritty police procedural that blends bloody gangland savagery with wicked gallows humour to thrilling effect.
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Jailbreak

Cambodian cinema takes a first confident stride into the world of contemporary martial arts films with Jailbreak, a no-frills yet mostly successful beat-em-up showcasing the Khmer fighting style of bokator. 29 more words

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