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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.

Review: “Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch” Reminds Us That Hong Kong is Part of China

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Wong Jing's "Chasing The Dragon II" blends entertainment with relevant political undertones that'll rile some Hong Kongers, but please mainland Chinese audiences.

Review: “Still Human” Reminds Us That Everyone Has a Dream

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Not only a heartfelt and genuine portrayal of a Filipino domestic helper’s story, but also a tribute to those who refuse to stop chasing their...

8 Asian Movies Screening at Cannes 2019

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Eight promising Asian movies — by directors like Bong Joon-ho and Takashi Miike— screening at 2019's Cannes Film Festival.

Review: Cinemax’s “Warrior” Is The Action Series Asian-Americans Need

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Edgy, raw, and a punch in the face—is "Warrior" the story Asian-Americans have been waiting for?

Review: “Money” is Korea’s Take on “Wall Street”

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Ryu Jun-yeol delivers a high-octane tale of insider trading and market manipulation—but how does it stand up to 80's classic "Wall Street"?

Review: “Ramen Teh” Blends Food With Singaporean Identity

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Hunger-inducing food scenes and an exploration of Singaporean identity come together in Eric Khoo's latest hit.

Review: Netflix’s “PASKAL” Shows Off Malaysia’s Special Forces

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PASKAL shows off the skill of Malaysia's Special Forces -- but is it more than Malaysian propaganda?

Review: “Furie” Is An Fast-Paced Vietnamese Action Thriller

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Vietnam’s answer to “Taken” arrives—but with a female lead taking charge.

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