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Why Anyone Who Cares About Korea Should Watch “The Host”


12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.

Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Japan, 2006)


Imagine if one day, while carrying papers into a chemistry classroom, you fall upon a walnut that grants you the ability to–literally–jump through time. This...

Review: Paprika (Japan, 2006)


When Inception came out in 2010, it seemed like a novel film with a novel concept. With its mind-blowing story about dream thieves, it provided–and...

Review: 12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania, 2006)


Eastern Bloc secret police fascinate me, though I’ll admit that most of my focus has been on East Germany’s Stasi. The Stasi were known for...


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