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What To Watch (And Read) After You’ve Binged Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’

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‘Gensan Punch’ Review: Brillante Ma Mendoza Tells True Story of a Disabled Boxer’s Fight for Recognition

Prolific Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza (“Kinatay,” “Thy Womb”) steps into the boxing ring with the heartfelt if rather thin drama “Gensan Punch.” Inspired by the true story…

Disney Unveils Over 20 Series and Films in Asian Local-Language Streaming Push

The Walt Disney Company Thursday unveiled twenty-seven new titles in Asia as it expands the footprint of its Disney Plus and Disney Plus Hotstar streaming services in the…

Busan APM: Ray Yeung’s Today.. Tomorrow…’ Probes Society’s Inconvenient Ambiguity Towards Lesbian Relationships

After the success of 2019’s “Suk Suk,” in which he examined the late blooming love of two elderly men, Hong Kong based filmmaker Ray Yeung is proposing to…

Disney+ Is Making a Disneyland Movie with Halloween Kills Director David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green is set to direct a film about the development of Disneyland and Walt Disney’s involvement with the project, according to Deadline. This film will be…

Busan’s On Screen Streaming Section Pitched as Natural Extension of Film Festival

As film festivals the world over explore the crossover between feature film and television, Netflix original series “Hellbound” and ”My Name” and HBO Asia’s “Forbidden” are being given…

‘No Time to Die’ Production Design Pays Homage to Classic James Bond Films

“No Time to Die” doesn’t stint on one of the Bond trademarks: shooting in stunning locations across the globe. Daniel Craig’s latest and last outing as 007 moves…

Why Hamaguchi Ryusuke Has an Appeal That Stretches Beyond Asia  

The Japanese film industry has produced dozens of directors that, over the decades, have been hailed by Japanese critics as masters but never became well-known abroad. Kurosawa Akira…

Tokyo Broadcasting Sets Multi Series Deal With Netflix

Japanese network Tokyo Broadcasting System has announced a partnership with Netflix for streaming TBS content, including new shows, with nearly simultaneous international release. The partners are starting off…

Taylor Swift Thanks Fans While Accepting Gracie Award for ‘Folklore’ Concert Film: ‘You Continue to Blow Me Away’

Taylor Swift was the recipient of the grand award for special or variety at the 46th annual Gracie Awards, which took place virtually on the Alliance For Women…

Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Strike Anime Production Deal

The Fuji TV network and specialty streamer Crunchyroll have inked a partnership deal for anime content development and production. Fuji will air the new shows on its +Ultra…

Tokyo Film Festival Sets Asia-Heavy Competition Section

The Tokyo International Film Festival’s competition section will skew heavily towards Asian titles, festival organizers said on Tuesday. The festival announced the full lineup for its 34rd edition…