— by John Lui: Be it science-fiction, family animation, action, crime thrillers or martial arts, Chinese movies aimed at the mainstream audience are laced with patriotic messages, like minced vegetables hidden in a kid’s serving of meatballs.

By normal reckoning, the five-story anthology film My People, My Homeland ought to be bursting with political pride, as it is made expressly for release during China’s National Day (Oct 1) holidays…

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