Forget Crazy Rich Asians – Saving Face Is Still the Best Asian-American Rom-Com

One of the opening scenes in Alice Wu’s whimsical 2005 romantic comedy Saving Face is set at Planet China, a social dance for the Chinese community of Flushing, New York. Wil (Michelle Krusiec) begrudgingly attends, forced to dance with the latest in a string of eligible bachelors scouted by her mother Ma (Joan Chen), who…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (2018): A Love Letter to the Unbelonging

I have to be honest, I am not the most seasoned person when it comes to the concept of film. It’s funny I even use the word “seasoned.” In my household, there is no holding back with spice, as destroyed as my tolerance for it is. Still, I think I should make it clear that…

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