Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens
This documentary about a small Texas town helps us remember that, wherever we are, we're all part of the same human struggle.
Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.
An empathetic, intimate documentary that chronicles students taking the Suneung, South Korea's all-important college entrance exam.
This documentary about Deng Xiaoping, father of China's "reform and opening", reveals as much about his country's present as its past.
Erik Shirai’s The Birth of Sake is a warm love letter to the national liquor of Japan and the people who make it happen. Shirai...
Robert H. Lieberman’s They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain is an exceptional layperson’s introduction to modern Burma and its tribulations. However, those who desire...
Thanks to 2013’s Captain Phillips, public perception of Somali pirates is now tilted towards a military dimension of Navy SEALs coming and saving the day...
More than a decade on, Control Room (trailer here) is perhaps more relevant and entertaining than it was upon its release in 2004. Set during...
We review Under the Dome, a seminal documentary on modern China's environmental crisis that some say is the country's An Inconvenient Truth or Silent Spring.
It is said that to win a Korean girl’s hand in marriage, you must first defeat her father in Starcraft. While this adage is likely...
Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31
Review: The Eye of Silence (China, 2016)
Art, politics, and non-Bollywood Indian films with director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
“Change” teaches us how construction and environmentalism can coexist
“Uncertain” finds empathy at the margins
A talk about kitties with the director of “Kedi”
Review: Ghost in the Mountains (China, 2017)
Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production