The Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) shattered boxes offices in 2019. Directed by Frant Gwo, the movie follows the Liu family’s post-apocalyptic space mission to save Earth from Jupiter’s gravitational orbit. The film’s thematic statements and successful public reception are a reflection of China’s increasing confidence in its space exploration program.
In this film analysis, Justin Dell looks at the alternative history flick, “Red Dawn” (1984), and teases out some of the details of the movie that speak to the apocalyptic mood that existed in the early 1980s, when relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were at their nadir. The film’s principal themes of readiness and sacrifice are as relevant to today’s world as they were 35 years ago.
China’s Top Gun rip-off was a box-office dud, yet its involvement with the Chinese air force reveals grand political ambitions.
Nocturnal Animals is a movie which reveals the problem of gender violence and harassment. One of NATO’s missions to address this issue is to promote gender security.
Charlie Chaplin’s speech in the Great Dictator, and NATO’s mission-values, both share a common message about liberty, democracy and the rule of law.
Did bootleg VHS tapes bring down Romanian communism? Benson Cheung reviews “Chuck Norris vs. Communism”.