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Review: “The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid” Depicts Two Irelands At War

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Analyzing the latest documentary in an Irish cinematic movement that depicts farmers as heroes against an oppressive system.

Review: “The Great Battle” is an Action-Packed Dramatization of a Famous Korean Battle

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“The Great Battle” provides action with sprinklings of light-heartedness, but falls short on screenwriting.

“Buffalo Boys” Is the Perfect Western for a Post “Crazy Rich Asians” World

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"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.

Beyond “Crazy Rich Asians”: How Singaporean Films Highlight Grittiness, Not Glamor

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Unlike "Crazy Rich Asians", most Singapore-made offer social critique, not glitz—here are 11 Singaporean films you ought to watch.

Review: “Take Point” Is an Action-Packed Critique of Political Selfishness

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This Korean action movie featuring private military contractors offers many explosions—and biting, timely political critiques.

Review: “Default” is Korea’s Take on “The Big Short”

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“Default” explores the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis’ impact in Korea, focusing more on emotions than economic explanations.

The Bruce Lee Statue That Sought to Unify a Divided City

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The story behind the world's most unlikely Bruce Lee tribute: a statue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Revisiting Safi Faye, One of Africa’s Most Underrated Female Filmmakers

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Looking back at Senegalese director Safi Faye through her groundbreaking film "Mossane."

Review: “Everyday Hero” Honors the Life Works of Guo Jian Nan

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Everyday Hero (南哥, lit. Brother Nan) is a Chinese biopic based on the true life and story of Guo Jian Nan, and his works in...

Review: “The Negotiation” Is A Psychological Roller Coaster Highlighting Korean Corruption

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Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.