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Review: “Ten Years Taiwan” Reminds Us How Taiwan Has Problems Besides China

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This anthology of five short films artistically illustrates the diversity of Taiwan's woes.

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.

“Ten Years Thailand” Is an Abstract Take On Societal Pressures in Modern Thailand

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"Ten Years Thailand" provides a timely—and trippy—take on Thailand's contemporary sociopolitical condition.

Review: “Salyut 7” is Russia’s “Apollo 13” — With A Geopolitical Twist

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This space rescue movie offers gripping suspense…and insight into Russian geopolitics.

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.

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

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

Political Thriller “Occupied” Shows Western Democracy Bent to Russia’s Will

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This prescient show depicts Norway under Russian control; its second season is now on Netflix.

Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)

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An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” Is a Hidden Gem of Political Comedy

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After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

Review: Girlfriend, Boyfriend (Taiwan, 2012)

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Girlfriend, Boyfriend is a coming of age romance (with a unique twist) set amidst Taiwan's democratization.

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