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Review: Ai Weiewi’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.

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.

Review: Taiwan’s “Dear Ex” Tells An Offbeat And Poignant Family Story

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One of Taiwan's best films of 2018, "Dear Ex" offers an emotionally complex look at a modern family.

The 10 Best Pinoy Movies of 2018

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CE reveals the top Filipino films of 2018—across not just romance, but also historical, action, family, drama, and other genres.

Review: “Pegasus” Is A Story of Car Racing and Redemption

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Motoring enthusiasts will appreciate Han Han’s latest film “Pegasus,” even if lovers of narrative technique may not.

Review: Why Was China’s “Crazy Alien” So Successful?

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In Ning Hao's "Crazy Alien", the Chinese everyman gets a laugh at America's expense.

Review: “Exes Baggage” Explores The Before, During, and After of Relationships

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Exes Baggage reminds us to be thankful for the lessons our previous relationships taught us, and not be afraid to love again

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