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The 10 Best Asian LGBTQ Movies

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To celebrate Pride Month, let's take a look at 10 Asian movies featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, or queer characters.

Review: “Last Sunrise” Is a Thoughtful Addition to China’s Burgeoning Sci-fi Genre

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Filmed in 14 days on a budget of $250,000, the Last Sunrise leaves a different impression on what home-grown, Chinese science fiction has to offer...

“Love Boat: Taiwan” Traces Asian Diaspora and Taiwanese Identities

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Director Valerie Soe explores a study tour that’s become a legend among Taiwanese-Americans.

Review: “Gully Boy” Is a Modern, Nuanced Depiction of Class Struggle Through Slum Life and Rap Music

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Directed and written by Indian women, this film succeeds where Slumdog Millionaire fails

Review: Netflix’s “Persona” Flexes IU’s Artistic Ambitions

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If IU wants audiences to see her as a serious artist, will Netflix’s “Persona” help?

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: Ai Weiwei’s “The Rest” Offers a Scathing Critique of Europe for Denying Human Dignity to Refugees

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Ai Weiwei asks Europe: You accepted me as a refugee, but what about the rest of us?

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: “Ash Is Purest White” Stands Stubbornly Still While China Moves Forward

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Jia Zhangke's "Ash is Purest White" makes us wonder where stubbornly idiosyncratic auteurs belong in contemporary China.

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