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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: “Rafiki” Beautifully Defies Conservative Kenya on Homosexuality

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Director Wanuri Kahiu blends dazzling colors and Africa's vibrancy to tell an optimistic story of love

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?

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.

Review: “Oh Baby!” India’s “Miss Granny” Remake Is Faithful Yet Original

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“Oh Baby!” adapts Korean hit “Miss Granny” for Indian Telugu-language audiences—with a stellar performance from actress Samantha Akkineni.

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: “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: “The Wolf’s Call” Shows France Still Has Military—And Cinematic—Relevance

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Now streaming on Netflix, this submarine thriller reminds us France hasn't forgotten how to fire nukes and make entertaining movies.

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