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How is China extending its influence across the world?

How is China extending its influence across the world?

As the incoming US administration promises to abolish trade agreements and severing trade ties with the rest of the world, China is spreading its economic and cultural tentacles across the planet, reaching as far as Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. And while major Chinese media companies a...

How did Hollywood pave the way to Trump’s presidency?

How did Hollywood pave the way to Trump’s presidency?

Trump resembles many of the heroes in Hollywood movies. He is a white man, who champions the causes of the disenfranchised, loves America and seeks to defend it from the bad aliens, namely Muslims, Mexicans and Chinese....

Is Whitewashing Ethnic Roles in Hollywood justified?

Is Whitewashing Ethnic Roles in Hollywood justified?

The visage of Tilda Swinton in Marvel’s recently released “Doctor Strange”, in which the English actress plays the Asian Ancient one, has yet again highlighted one of Hollywood’s most criticized habits: Whitewashing, namely casting white actors in non-white roles, particularly the lead ones....

How painful was this summer for Hollywood?

How painful was this summer for Hollywood?

With weak performances at the US box office over the course of the this summer, it’s not a surprise that the final box office total gross from May to August is only $4.1 billion. That is 15% down from summer 2013 ($4.75 billion) and the lowest total since 2006 ($3.37 billion). And if we adjust for...

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose has shocked Hollywood and the world. Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, the Oscar winner was loved by his peers and revered by his fans. In his 20-year illustrious career, he performed in nearly 50 films, in addition to the...