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Jia Zhangke's "Ash is Purest White" makes us wonder where stubbornly idiosyncratic auteurs belong in contemporary China.
One of Taiwan's best films of 2018, "Dear Ex" offers an emotionally complex look at a modern family.
CE reveals the top Filipino films of 2018—across not just romance, but also historical, action, family, drama, and other genres.
Motoring enthusiasts will appreciate Han Han’s latest film “Pegasus,” even if lovers of narrative technique may not.
This Netflix drama series highlights life in Taipei and San Francisco, encouraging viewers to celebrate differences along the way.
This anthology of five short films artistically illustrates the diversity of Taiwan's woes.
"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.
Cinema Escapist reveals the top South Korean films from 2018, across genres like espionage, romance, drama, and more.
This Korean action movie featuring private military contractors offers many explosions—and biting, timely political critiques.
Cinema Escapist reveals the top Japanese films from 2018 across genres like animation, family dramas, zombies, and more!