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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 Korean Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top South Korean films from 2018, across genres like espionage, romance, drama, and more.

Review: “Take Point” Is an Action-Packed Critique of Political Selfishness

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This Korean action movie featuring private military contractors offers many explosions—and biting, timely political critiques.

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!

The 10 Best Chinese Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Chinese films from 2018, across genres like romance, action, drama, and more.

Review: “Default” is Korea’s Take on “The Big Short”

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“Default” explores the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis’ impact in Korea, focusing more on emotions than economic explanations.

The Bruce Lee Statue That Sought to Unify a Divided City

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The story behind the world's most unlikely Bruce Lee tribute: a statue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The 10 Best Jung Woo-sung Movies, Ranked

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From teen idols to steely villains: Cinema Escapist looks at leading Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's best performances, ranked in order of increasing quality.

Interview: “Paradoxical” Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai Talk About the Binary Nature of Sense and Emotion

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Cinema Escapist writer Emily Hsiang sat down with Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai for an interview about "Paradoxical" -- a movie about sense and emotion, as...

Review: “Air Strike” Is a War Movie Plagued By Tragedy…And Taxes

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Meet the “Sharknado” of Chinese war movies: with US$65M worth of misery... and Bruce Willis.

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