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Movie Review: Jade Warrior (2006)


Film:
Jade Warrior (2006- Finland/China)
Stars: Tommi Eronen,  Markku Peltola, Jingchu Zhang, Krista Kosonen
Director: Antti-Jussi Annila

Every now and then, a film comes along which hits you just right, at the right time, in the right way. For me, Jade Warrior is one of these films. Beautifully lensed by director Annila, this movie steps beyond its paltry Netflix description, which claims it is about a modern-day man being whisked back to a previous life in ancient China in order to battle a horrific demon. Certainly, there are elements of this in

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Movie Review: Last Train Home (2009)


Film: Last Train Home (2009)
Stars: Suqin Chen, Changhua Zhan, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang
Director: Lixin Fan

Approximately 130 million of China’s workforce returns once a year to their rural homes, only to return again to the city once the New Year holiday is over. It’s considered the largest human migration on the planet. This documentary focuses on a working couple, which has a boy and girl back home in the country, being raised by a grandmother. ¬†They have been making this journey for 16 years, and as a result,

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