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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.

Review: “Furie” Is An Fast-Paced Vietnamese Action Thriller

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Vietnam’s answer to “Taken” arrives—but with a female lead taking charge.

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 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.

The 10 Best Song Kang-ho Movies, Ranked

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Song Kang-ho is Korea's premiere character actor. Cinema Escapist looks at his best performances, in order of increasing quality.

Review: “The Negotiation” Is A Psychological Roller Coaster Highlighting Korean Corruption

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Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.

Review: “The Spy Gone North” Is A Thrillingly Relevant Look at Korean Politics

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Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.

Review: “BuyBust” is a Brutally Realistic Depiction of the Philippine Drug War

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Realistic gun battles and brutal fight scenes open a window into the Philippines drug war

The Rise and Fall of the Turkish “Mockbuster”

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Cult Film enthusiast Timon Singh explores the strange story of how Turkey became the home of cinema’s most curious rip-offs.

Review: Bitcoin Heist (Vietnam, 2016)

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"Bitcoin Heist" is an action-packed digital heist movie that showcases Vietnam's modernity.

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