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Review: “Designated Survivor: 60 Days” Is a Promising Korean Political Thriller


Inspired by the eponymous American television series, the Korean remake carves its own path based on Korean political dynamics

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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.

“Change” Teaches Us How Construction and Environmentalism Can Coexist


This documentary follows a unique eco-education program initiated by Taiwan's construction industry.

Review: Chongqing Hot Pot (China, 2016)


The central Chinese city of Chongqing is famous for hot pot, WWII bomb shelters, and gangsters. Chongqing Hot Pot combines all three into a screwball...

Review: Cemetery of Splendour (Thailand, 2015)


Thanks to movies like The Hangover Part II and countless social media postings from rambunctious vacationers, the West often sees Thailand through the lens of...

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