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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

Review: Political K-Drama “Chief of Staff” Tries Emulating “The West Wing”

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Streaming now on Netflix, this K-drama dives into the details of Korean legislative politics—with mixed results.

The 10 Best Asian LGBTQ Movies

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To celebrate Pride Month, let's take a look at 10 Asian movies featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, or queer characters.

Review: “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” Blends Korean Crime and Justice

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Starring Ma Dong-seok, this action movie blends classic Korean crime archetypes into something new and entertaining, though not necessarily memorable.

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: 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.

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: “The Great Battle” is an Action-Packed Dramatization of a Famous Korean Battle

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“The Great Battle” provides action with sprinklings of light-heartedness, but falls short on screenwriting.

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.

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