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‘Some Rain Must Fall’ frames a mother’s despondency and desire

A quiet, powerful unraveling of middle class Chinese womanhood debuts at Tribeca


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‘Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell’ Rewards Your Patience

A surprisingly accessible three-hour Vietnamese arthouse drama—we promise it’s worth it

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Comedy-Drama ‘The Persian Version’ Tells A Moving Mother-Daughter Story

The Iranian American Sundance hit starts out familiar, but blooms in surprising ways

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7 Asian Genre Films to Watch Out For

Featuring the best in fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and cult filmmaking, this year’s Fantastic Fest featured a plethora of films from Asia

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Action Bonanza ‘Leo’ Has Its Cake And Eats It, Too

Catch the latest entry in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s seedy shared universe

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‘Once Upon a Star’ Pays Tribute to Thai Cinema

The light Netflix period drama harkens back to a simpler time

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Two New Documentaries Take Us Behind the Scenes in China

Filmmaker virtuoso Wang Bing premiered his latest—one about garment workers, the other about a legendary composer—at the New York Film Festival

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Is This the Best Korean Show on TV Right Now?

Writer Teresa Tran thinks so—after all, it executes a nuanced (romantic!) superhero story better than Marvel and DC

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‘The Creator’ Brings Out the Worst Tendencies of Asian-Inspired Sci-Fi

The trend of Hollywood’s thoughtless cultural translation continues

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How ‘Jury Duty’ Created a ‘Believable’ Asian Character

The buzzworthy Amazon Prime show does a lot right—but Ken’s reliance on stereotypes isn’t it

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Get to Know the Pishacha—the Indian Demon in ‘It Lives Inside’

Bishal Dutta’s uber-creepy horror film is deeply inspired by his Indian American upbringing

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‘The Human Surge 3’ Offers a 360-Degree View of the World

Don’t judge a film by its title—director Eduardo Williams’ latest release at TIFF is a thoughtful stunner

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‘Jawan’ Features Two Shah Rukh Khans for the Price of One

Bollywood’s king is pitted against himself in a ludicrous, charismatic explosion

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Miyazaki’s Final Movie is Finally Out

The Japanese maestro’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ has its international premiere in Toronto, but the general public will have to wait for its release in November/December

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The Impossible Adaptation of ‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ premieres at the Venice Film Festival

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The Latest from India’s Most Enrapturing Filmmaker

Dominic Sangma’s new film “Rimdogittanga” (or “Rapture”) combines violence, politics, and spirituality

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Vicious Modern Classic ‘Oldboy’ Returns to Cinemas

As Park Chan-wook’s revenge thriller turns 20, we take a look back at its visceral thrills

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‘Love in Taipei’ Is A Warm, Fuzzy Escape

A departure from the novel, this YA adaptation provides plenty of fun

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A Queer Pakistani Social Drama is Finally Freed

After years of censorship and fundamentalist backlash, ‘Zindagi Tamasha’ has finally been released online

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‘Shortcomings’ Has, Well, Too Many Shortcomings

Randall Park’s directorial debut is a comedy-drama with a great cast but little to say

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‘The First Slam Dunk’ Revives a ’90s Anime With Soul and Panache

Manga artist Inoue Takehiko breathes new life into his 33-year-old basketball saga

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It’s a ‘Barbie’ World

What does this mega-hyped film get right beyond being pretty in pink? It’s complicated.