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“My Prince Edward” Explores Notions of Independence and Freedom for Young Women in Hong Kong

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Norris Wong's directorial debut “My Prince Edward” highlights young women's struggle against generational and societal pressures in Hong Kong.

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French Animated Shorts Exhibit Humor—and the Macabre

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The Francophone world brings us some of the best animation out there. In this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts, the French give us big laughs, with...

Review: Whisper of the Heart (Japan, 1995)

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It’s almost sinful how little this movie is known or seen. There is no doubt this is one of the most emotionally intricate, beautiful pieces...

Review: The Message (China, 2009)

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A star-studded Chinese blockbuster which feels like a game of Clue set during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Review: Cinemax’s “Warrior” Is The Action Series Asian-Americans Need

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Edgy, raw, and a punch in the face—is "Warrior" the story Asian-Americans have been waiting for?


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