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


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

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Review: Breakup Buddies (China, 2014)


At long last, a raunchy buddy roadtrip movie has reared its head in the Middle Kingdom. Ning Hao’s 2014 comedy Breakup Buddies offers a Chinese-flavored...

Review: Mr. Deng Goes to Washington (China, 2015)


This documentary about Deng Xiaoping, father of China's "reform and opening", reveals as much about his country's present as its past.

Top 10 Documentaries About North Korea


The best North Korea documentaries, compiled by someone who's actually been there.

HBO Announces Third Asian Pacific American Visionaries Competition for 2018-2019


The US premium network deepens Asian-American outreach with another iteration of its leading short film competition—submissions close November 14, 2018.