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Review: “Still Human” Reminds Us That Everyone Has a Dream

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Not only a heartfelt and genuine portrayal of a Filipino domestic helper’s story, but also a tribute to those who refuse to stop chasing their...

8 Asian Movies Screening at Cannes 2019

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Eight promising Asian movies — by directors like Bong Joon-ho and Takashi Miike— screening at 2019's Cannes Film Festival.

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: “One Child Nation” Tells The Story of a Nation At War With Its Own Population

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“One Child Nation” confronts the untold history of China’s One-Child Policy with a personal and empathetic touch

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?

The 11 Best Korean Comedy Movies

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Korean comedy movies—with streaming links included.

Interview: Singaporean Director Eric Khoo Talks “Ramen Teh”

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In "Ramen Teh," director Eric Khoo celebrates the power of food to transcend boundaries.

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?

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