Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens
Based in Silicon Valley, Anthony Kao is Cinema Escapist's Editor-in-Chief. Learn more about him and other staff on the "About" page.
This animated movie perfectly captures Taiwan’s struggles—both in its story and behind the scenes.
Half documentary and half fiction, "Liyana" offers a beautiful narrative from Swaziland—and pioneers a new model for films that grapple with trauma.
Set amidst beautiful mountain steppes, this surprisingly entertaining musical movie might make you want to visit Kyrgyzstan.
Song Kang-ho is Korea's premiere character actor. Cinema Escapist looks at his best performances, in order of increasing quality.
This space rescue movie offers gripping suspense…and insight into Russian geopolitics.
If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.
Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.
12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.
The best war movies from Korea about the Korean War, Vietnam War, and beyond — streaming links included.
The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.