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East Asia

Review: China’s “Sky Hunter” gives “Top Gun” a run for its money

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"Sky Hunter" showcases shiny Chinese fighter jets, global ambitions, and...Fan Bingbing.

The 8 Best Taiwanese Movies of 2017

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The top Taiwanese movies from 2017, with an emphasis on authentic local stories.

11 WWII movies from the Japanese perspective

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Check out 10 of the best Japanese WWII movies. Learn about World War II from a different perspective!

The 10 best Japanese movies of 2017

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Ten Japanese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

The 8 Best Chinese Movies of 2017

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Eight Chinese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

The 11 best Korean movies of 2017

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The 11 best Korean movies from 2017 including action, drama, comedy, and historical films!

Is Feng Xiaogang’s “Youth” really that controversial?

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The film's original Chinese National Day release was pushed back, purportedly for political reasons.

Interview: Chen Ho-yu, director of “The Teenage Psychic”

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"Teenage Psychic" is HBO Asia's first Chinese-language series, and was shot entirely in Taiwan.

HBO’s “Teenage Psychic” actually feels Taiwanese…and that’s pretty special

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After a well-received run in Asia, the show will start streaming Dec 1 on HBO's US services.

Trailer: Monkey King 3 – Kingdom of Women set for February 16, 2018 release

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The latest member of Cheang Pou-soi's Monkey King film series will hit Chinese theaters early 2018.