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Review: “Ride Your Wave” Is Masaaki Yuasa’s Whimsical Meditation On Love and Letting Go

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Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa’s summer love story “Ride Your Wave” is a whimsical meditation on learning to let go.

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Second Iteration of Asian Brilliant Stars Announces Winners in Berlin

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Feng Xiaogang's "Youth" tops second iteration of pan-Asian awards ceremony held amidst the Berlin International Film Festival.

The 8 Best Thai Movies of 2019

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The top Thai movies from 2019, ranging from comedies and romances, to horror and documentaries.

“Land of Oblivion” Is a Refreshingly Authentic Movie About the Chernobyl Disaster

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This French-Ukrainian film stars Olga Kurylenko (from the Bond movie "Quantum of Solace") as its lead.

Review: Kabukicho Love Hotel (Japan, 2014)

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Steamy sex scenes, dark secrets, and broken dreams —“pink film” kingpin Ryuichi Hiroki does it again. A multi-threaded drama featuring a Korean call girl, an aspiring...


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