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Articles by Akshay Suggula

Based in Silicon Valley, Akshay is Cinema Escapist's South Asia Editor. Learn more about him and other staff on the "About" page.

Review: “Miss Sherlock” is a Fresh Take on Sherlock and Watson


You don't often see female leads in Japanese dramas, making "Miss Sherlock" a particularly remarkable take on the classic detective.

If Indian Movies Want Bigger Profits, They Should Focus on China


Lessons from Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" and "Dangal".

The 10 Best Japanese Movies of 2017


Ten Japanese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

Review: Lowlife Love (Japan, 2016)


A 2016 black comedy that skewers the Japanese film industry in a tale of sex and failure.

HBO Announces Second Annual APA Visionaries Short Film Competition for 2017-2018


This iteration's deadline for competition entries is November 1, 2017.

Explore Asian Pacific American Social Issues With These Three Short Films on HBO


As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month winds down, don't forget to check out these three insightful Asian Pacific American short films.

“Uncertain” Finds Empathy at the Margins


This documentary about a small Texas town helps us remember that, wherever we are, we're all part of the same human struggle.

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” Premieres Feb 22


Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Review: The Birth of Sake (United States, 2016)


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...

“Terrace House”: Netflix’s New Japanese Reality Show


Three guys, three girls, and a massive, well appointed apartment in the heart of Tokyo? Netflix does reality TV for Japan.. and it's not what...

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