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Articles by Richard Yu

Based in Hong Kong, Richard Yu is Cinema Escapist's Asia Editor. Learn more about him and other staff on the "About" page.

Netflix Reveals New Korean Dramas and Movies For 2020

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Korean drama and movie fans on Netflix can expect more hits from Korea and more originals.

Review: “Time To Hunt” Blends Heist Thrills and Korean Economic Anxiety

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Yoon Sung-hyun's sophomore feature “Time to Hunt” blends capitalist apocalypse with classic heist thriller elements.

Review: Ha Jung-woo’s “The Closet” Offers Surprisingly Heart-Warming Horror

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Starring Ha Jung-woo, Korean film “The Closet” blends horror with father-daughter bonding.

Review: “Mellow” Is a Calming Slice of Japanese Life With Flowers and Ramen

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Japanese director Rikiya Imaizumi's personal drama “Mellow” is a soothing break from heavy-hitting fare.

The 10 Best Hong Kong Movies of 2019

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Hong Kong movies of 2019, across genres like action, crime, drama, comedy, and more.

The 10 Best Chinese Movies of 2019

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Discover the top Chinese movies of 2019, ranging from comedies to animations, and action movies to deep dramas.

Review: “Ip Man 4” Captures the Spirit of China’s National Rejuvenation Through Kung Fu

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In Donnie Yen’s final kung fu film, action takes a backseat to China-US tensions and identity politics.

Review: “Ina and the Blue Tiger Sauna” is a Uniquely Macanese Neo-Noir

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Directors Faria and Rao tell "a story that could only happen in Macao."

Review: “I’m Livin’ It” Shines Light on Hong Kong’s Homeless

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Danny Wong Hing Fan's directorial debut focuses on emotional wealth over material.

Variety’s “Asian Stars: Up Next” Highlights Local Talent in Asia at 2019 IFFAM

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"Asian Stars: Up Next" winners from Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and Japan highlighted social issues and online bullying at IFFAM 2019.

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