The Farewell

This “true story based on an actual lie” is a lovely, very personal film written and directed by Chinese-American Lulu Wang. Based on an incident involving her own grandmother, Wang centers the story around a young woman named Billi, played by the fabulously talented Awkwafina (who absolutely stole all her scenes in the hit Crazy …

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Wild China

For those suffering from withdrawal after the Beijing Olympics ended to folks that love armchair traveling on a rainy day, Wild China is yet another excellent documentary series profiling not only China’s wild kingdom, but humans’ relationship to the animals, plants and landscape of their vast Asian country. Broken into six hour-long episodes, Wild China …

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