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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.

Review: “The Farewell” Reveals Life’s Necessary Illusions

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Asian-American critic Teen Sheng sees Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" as remarkable, humanistic, and resonant at a deeply personal level.

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: “After the Rain” Straddles the Line Between Friendship and Romance

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“After the Rain” shows is that even if a romance is never meant to be, it can still change us in profound ways.

Review: “Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report” Is Japan’s Gonzo Answer to “Parts Unknown”

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Streaming on Netflix, this Japanese food show contains a fascinating blend of gonzo journalism and Terrace House-esque calm.

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

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