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“On Happiness Road” Beautifully Embodies Taiwan’s Existential Malaise

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This animated movie perfectly captures Taiwan’s struggles—both in its story and behind the scenes.

Review: “The Negotiation” Is A Psychological Roller Coaster Highlighting Korean Corruption

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Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.

Interview with Burkinabe Projectionist Boureima Ouédraogo

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Boukary Sawadogo has been out interviewing key cinematic figures in Africa. Here's his interview with a Burkinabe projectionist.

Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms

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If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

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.

A Closer Look at Ugandan Cinema

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Timothy Niwamanya details the history of Ugandan cinema's difficult birth and its flourishing present.

How “A Taxi Driver” Helped Me Connect With My Family

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My family experienced a key moment of Korean history. I didn't know until I watched this movie.

Review: “BuyBust” is a Brutally Realistic Depiction of the Philippine Drug War

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Realistic gun battles and brutal fight scenes open a window into the Philippines drug war

Interview: Freddy Lim, Rockstar Turned Legislator, Talks “Metal Politics Taiwan”

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Freddy Lim speaks about Taiwanese politics, music, fatherhood — and being the subject of a new documentary.

The African Film Heritage Project: Cinema’s Next Chapter

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Cinema Escapist talks to some of the people behind the biggest milestone in African cinema this decade.