How a Samsung Heiress Helped Make ‘Parasite’ a Triumph
Miky Lee’s money and influence turned South Korean cinema into a powerhouse.
War Movies After War
Shows like “Occupied” and “Blackout Country” give a taste of life in the new world of grayzone conflict.
How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators
On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.
Chinese Film Studios Are Blacklisting Americans
As the trade war escalates, producers are killing projects and sacking actors.
India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is
Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.
Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.
Taiwanese Filmmakers Can’t Escape Beijing’s Grip
The market's in the mainland, but the freedom to create is in Taiwan.
Hollywood Has No Time for Crazy Poor Asians
Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapore's real issues.
‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’
On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
The Holocaust Existentialist
Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, dead at 92, showed the world the Holocaust through eyewitnesses.
The Avengers at a Crossroads: Assessing Prospects for New Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
For the world’s premier superpowers to better confront new international threats, fresh strategic initiatives are needed in a challenging era.
Newton’s Last Discovery
Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.
Fury: A hard close-up view of small unit cohesion, both the good and bad sides
I give high marks to the film’s authenticity, which portrays true cohesion.
What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush
It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.
‘Dunkirk’: Hey, ‘Hunter,’ it’s actually a compelling war film ahead of its time
“Hunter” states that “Dunkirk “is “anti-war in that is unlike most war films,” while I would argue the reason it is unlike most war films is the very reason it is so effective today.