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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.

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Review: Breakup Buddies (China, 2014)

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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)

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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

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

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

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