Cinema Escapist

Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens

Articles by Anthony Kao

Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms

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If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

Review: “The Spy Gone North” Is A Thrillingly Relevant Look at Korean Politics

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Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.

Why Anyone Who Cares About Korea Should Watch “The Host”

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12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.

The 15 Best Korean War Movies

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The best war movies from Korea about the Korean War, Vietnam War, and beyond — streaming links included.

The 16 Best Korean Romance Movies

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The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.

Revisiting “Pulgasari”: North Korea’s Godzilla In The Time of Peace Talks

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North Korea made its own Godzilla — could it be a surprising metaphor for peace?

A Short History of North Korea’s Animation Industry

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North Korea makes lots of animations—including some you might’ve seen.

The 11 Best Korean Action Movies

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Discover the top action movies from South Korea—streaming links included.

The 16 Best Japanese Romance Movies

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Want to watch a Japanese romance film? Easily choose from our curated selection of live action and animated hits.

10 Movies About South Korea’s Democratization

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These ten movies are a great way to learn about how South Korea became the democracy it is today.