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Interview: “Ilo Ilo” and “Wet Season” Director Anthony Chen Talks Casting, Honesty, and Being Away From Home

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Singaporean director Anthony Chen discusses his films "Wet Season" and "Ilo Ilo"—and tells us why he found "Crazy Rich Asians" offensive.

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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.

HBO’s “Teenage Psychic” Actually Feels Taiwanese…and That’s Pretty Special

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After a well-received run in Asia, the show will start streaming Dec 1 on HBO's US services.

Review: So Young (China, 2013)

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In yet another coming-of-age romance story involving moves to America, famed actress Zhao Wei brings us her debut film starring Mark Chao and Han Geng...

Review: Neko Samurai (Japan, 2014)

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What do you get when you cross the internet’s favorite animal with sword-wielding Japanese warriors? Well, something a lot like the 2014 Japanese comedy-drama Neko...


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