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Review: Political K-Drama “Chief of Staff” Tries Emulating “The West Wing”


Streaming now on Netflix, this K-drama dives into the details of Korean legislative politics—with mixed results.

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Review: Comrades, Almost a Love Story (China/Hong Kong, 1996)


Teresa Teng is one of the most prolific Chinese singers in the modern age. Although artists like Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai may be the...

Review: Partners in Crime (Taiwan, 2014)


Oh look, yet another Taiwanese teen movie. That’s what I thought to myself when I first stumbled upon some promotional pictures from Partners in Crime,...

Review: Three Times (Taiwan, 2005)


A review of Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien's classic of three acts.

Interview: Vladimir Zelenskiy on Playing Ukraine’s President in “Servant of the People”


Vladimir Zelenskiy may be the most popular actor in Ukraine today -- and his hit show "Servant of the People" is now on Netflix.

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