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Starring Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Bae Suzy, and Ma Dong-seok, “Ashfall” (a.k.a. “Baekdusan”) combines big-budget Hollywood tropes with inter-Korean politics.
Discover the top Korean movies of 2019, across genres like action, drama, comedy, romance, crime and more.
Cinema Escapist reveals the top Japanese movies of 2019, across genres like romance, anime, sci-fi, action, drama, and more.
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin headline the amusing and geopolitically relevant drama "Crash Landing On You,” showing on Netflix and tvN.
Through two families linked by friendship and tragedy, director Wang Xiaoshuai’s “So Long, My Son” offers a humanistic look at China in the wake of...
Netflix's second fully original Taiwanese series "Triad Princess" brings cheesiness galore, but retains a certain charm.
Based off a popular video game, horror film “Detention” is an important milestone in coming to terms with Taiwan’s authoritarian past.
Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong's "A Sun" weaves an intricate and entertaining tale of family misfortune.
Slice-of-life Japanese movie “Neko Cafe” is a fur-gettable feline feature.
Netflix’s first standalone Taiwanese TV series aims high but falls short with muddled crime narrative.