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


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


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)


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)


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


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

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