Hidzir Junaini

‘Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Part 2’ first look review: a spectacularly savage climax begins

One of the best shonen anime today has kicked off its final stretch in brutal and bloody fashion

‘Photocopier’ review: Indonesian crime-thriller avoids genre pitfalls for pointed social commentary

In director Wregas Bhanuteja’s debut feature, a shy Muslim girl goes on a quest for the truth after compromising photos she doesn’t remember send her life into a tailspin

The 10 best Asian films of 2021

Escapist animation, cynical satire, stark documentary, lyrical character studies – here are the cinematic riches Asia basked in this year

The 10 best Asian TV shows of 2021

Yes, ‘Squid Game’ is on this list – but so are nine other sharp, stunning series about sin, spirits and society

‘Yuni’ review: a tender and thoughtful Indonesian coming-of-age story

An Indonesian teen girl’s personal desires are stifled by gendered cultural expectations in this lyrical character study

‘Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ review: a retro-action exploration of machismo and impotence

A raging fighter, driven by erectile dysfunction, meets his match and falls in love in Edwin’s satire of ’80s action movies and toxic masculinity

‘Hellbound’ review: demons rise as religious hysteria descends in this chilling South Korean series

‘Train To Busan’ director explores religious zealotry and social media frenzy in a world where demons literally drag sinners to hell

‘Squid Game’ review: child’s play turns deadly in a cutting critique of late-stage capitalism

456 people risk their lives in a mysterious survival competition

‘D.P.’ review: military police procedural sheds disturbing light on bullying in the South Korean army

A new enlistee drafted into the Deserter Pursuit unit tracks down AWOL soldiers in this enjoyable but heartbreaking K-drama
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