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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.

The 11 Best Korean Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top South Korean films from 2018, across genres like espionage, romance, drama, and more.

Review: “Take Point” Is an Action-Packed Critique of Political Selfishness

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This Korean action movie featuring private military contractors offers many explosions—and biting, timely political critiques.

The 11 Best Japanese Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Japanese films from 2018 across genres like animation, family dramas, zombies, and more!

The 10 Best Jung Woo-sung Movies, Ranked

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From teen idols to steely villains: Cinema Escapist looks at leading Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's best performances, ranked in order of increasing quality.

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