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Siddhant Adlakha

Siddhant Adlakha is a critic and filmmaker from Mumbai, though he now lives in New York City. They're more similar than you'd think. Find him at @SiddhantAdlakha on Twitter

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‘Dune: Part Two’ is a Dull, De-Islamized Sequel

Despite rave reviews, the follow-up to Warner Bros.’ space epic has many of the same Orientalist pitfalls

A Black woman sits in front of a tea set. A Chinese man is leaning over her with his hand over her hand.

‘Black Tea’ Struggles to Capture Afro-Chinese Romance and Diaspora

Abderrahmane Sissako’s latest, which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, unfortunately doesn’t quite hit the mark

Two women pose in front of a car, leaning on each other.

‘Love Lies Bleeding’: The Queer Crime Drama That’ll Sweep You Off Your Feet

The 74th Berlin Film Festival plays host to Rose Glass’ muscle-bound work of madness

A woman sits on top of the lid of a closed toilet, and stares pensively off into the wall.

Lulu Wang’s ‘Expats’ is the best show on TV right now

The director’s follow up to ‘The Farewell’ is a sublime miniseries about loss

An out of focus closeup of a young Asian boy with braces, with his mouth open excitedly.

Sean Wang’s Taiwanese American slices of life

From Sundance to the Oscars, one filmmaker tells stories about his childhood and his grandmas

A young Asian monk with a cropped haircut is sitting against a white brick wall holding a rifle.

Bhutan’s Oscar submission ‘The Monk and the Gun’ lightly satirizes the U.S.

Pawo Choyning Dorji’s rural election drama is amusing, but incomplete

A young south Asian girl with short hair and a dark top rests her chin on the shoulder of a south Asian woman in a red top.

Seven Asian stories from Sundance to look out for this year

The Asian and Asian American films at a particularly strong Park City festival

Journalist and director Ito Shiori in profile, with shoulder-length hair, pearl earring and a dark top.

A survivor controls the narrative in ‘Black Box Diaries’

In a new DIY Sundance documentary, a Japanese journalist investigates her own sexual assault

Lee Jun-young, Ma Dong-seok holding a gun, and An Ji-hye in "Badland Hunters."

‘Badland Hunters’ Fails to Live Up to ‘Concrete Utopia’

The sequel to South Korea’s recent Oscar entry is an inexplicable misfire, despite its charismatic lead