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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: “Line Walker 2” Is an Action-packed Tour Around the World

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Action takes priority over plot and drama, as Hong Kong police fight terrorists at home, in Myanmar, and in Spain.

Review: “The Divine Fury” Blends Christianity, Horror, and Action

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Park Seo-joon uses MMA skills to exorcise demons in his latest collaboration with Jason Kim Joo-hwan.

Review: “Weathering With You” Is a Giant Allegory for Climate Change

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Makoto Shinkai delivers a touching love story with dire warnings for humanity's future.

Review: “Exit” Stars SNSD’s Yoona in A Lighthearted Disaster Flick

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“Exit” gives SNSD's Yoona a big break onto the big screen—or does it?

7 Space Movies From Around the World

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America isn't the only country that makes space exploration movies—here are seven movies that'll help you learn about other countries' space aspirations.

SNSD’s Yoona Stars in Korean Disaster Flick “Exit”

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Starring Yoona of SNSD, "Exit" premieres in the US on August 2nd, 2019.

Review: “Designated Survivor: 60 Days” Is a Promising Korean Political Thriller

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Inspired by the eponymous American television series, the Korean remake carves its own path based on Korean political dynamics

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.

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