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Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


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Thursday, February 24 2011

'Last Train Home': The Long Way Home

This isn’t the China that the propaganda ministers in Beijing tirelessly promote. This isn’t what their corporate partners in America want people to see. Yet Fan doesn’t flinch from this personal tragedy, this disintegration of a family.


Monday, September 6 2010

'Last Train Home': A Sad Place

As Lixin Fan's remarkable documentary cuts back and forth between the children and the parents, it lays out their personal dilemmas alongside a broader cultural shift.


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