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Starring Ha Jung-woo, Korean film “The Closet” blends horror with father-daughter bonding.
Japanese director Rikiya Imaizumi's personal drama “Mellow” is a soothing break from heavy-hitting fare.
Cinema Escapist reveals the top Hong Kong movies of 2019, across genres like action, crime, drama, comedy, and more.
Discover the top Chinese movies of 2019, ranging from comedies to animations, and action movies to deep dramas.
In Donnie Yen’s final kung fu film, action takes a backseat to China-US tensions and identity politics.
Directors Faria and Rao tell "a story that could only happen in Macao."
Danny Wong Hing Fan's directorial debut focuses on emotional wealth over material.
"Asian Stars: Up Next" winners from Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and Japan highlighted social issues and online bullying at IFFAM 2019.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen discusses his films "Wet Season" and "Ilo Ilo"—and tells us why he found "Crazy Rich Asians" offensive.
Anthony Chen's sophomore feature "Wet Season" blends feminism and coming-of-age to show the struggles of a middle-aged Singaporean woman and a teenage student.