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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.

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: “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.

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.

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: “Ten Years Japan” Pictures Dystopia With Hopeful Undertones

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The short film anthology "Ten Years Japan" provides a relevant, but not depressing, look at contemporary Japan's social challenges.

The 11 Best Japanese Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Japanese films from 2018 across genres like animation, family dramas, zombies, and more!

Review: “Miss Sherlock” is a Fresh Take on Sherlock and Watson

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You don't often see female leads in Japanese dramas, making "Miss Sherlock" a particularly remarkable take on the classic detective.

The 16 Best Japanese Romance Movies

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Want to watch a Japanese romance film? Easily choose from our curated selection of live action and animated hits.

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