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Review: “The Great Battle” is an Action-Packed Dramatization of a Famous Korean Battle


“The Great Battle” provides action with sprinklings of light-heartedness, but falls short on screenwriting.

From Our Archives

Review: Meeting Dr. Sun (Taiwan, 2014)


Seemingly inspired by last year's Sunflower Student Movement, Meeting Dr. Sun is a socially conscious comedy that brightens Taiwan's normally apolitical cinematic landscape.

Review: The Taste of Rice Flower (China, 2017)


A pure, artistic mother-daughter story set along the Sino-Burmese border in Yunnan Province.

Review: 3 Idiots (India, 2009)


All izz well. As my heart was incessantly thudding, waiting to open the page where Cornell University would determine my fate forever, I whispered to...

Interview: “Metal Politics Taiwan” Director Marco Wilms


Marco Wilms discusses rebels, politicians, and what it was like being a foreigner shooting a politically charged documentary in Taiwan.