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“Love Boat: Taiwan” Traces Asian Diaspora and Taiwanese Identities

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Director Valerie Soe explores a study tour that’s become a legend among Taiwanese-Americans.

Review: Netflix’s “Persona” Flexes IU’s Artistic Ambitions

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If IU wants audiences to see her as a serious artist, will Netflix’s “Persona” help?

The 11 Best Korean Comedy Movies

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Korean comedy movies—with streaming links included.

Review: “Ash Is Purest White” Stands Stubbornly Still While China Moves Forward

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Jia Zhangke's "Ash is Purest White" makes us wonder where stubbornly idiosyncratic auteurs belong in contemporary China.

Review: Taiwan’s “Dear Ex” Tells An Offbeat And Poignant Family Story

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One of Taiwan's best films of 2018, "Dear Ex" offers an emotionally complex look at a modern family.

The 10 Best Pinoy Movies of 2018

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CE reveals the top Filipino films of 2018—across not just romance, but also historical, action, family, drama, and other genres.

Review: “Pegasus” Is A Story of Car Racing and Redemption

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Motoring enthusiasts will appreciate Han Han’s latest film “Pegasus,” even if lovers of narrative technique may not.

“A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities” Offers Wholesome Cross-Cultural Connection

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This Netflix drama series highlights life in Taipei and San Francisco, encouraging viewers to celebrate differences along the way.

Review: “Ten Years Taiwan” Reminds Us How Taiwan Has Problems Besides China

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This anthology of five short films artistically illustrates the diversity of Taiwan's woes.

“Buffalo Boys” Is the Perfect Western for a Post “Crazy Rich Asians” World

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"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.

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