Please Allow Me to Dislike ‘Wolf Warriors II’

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Last week a prominent Chinese film critic was slammed on social media for daring to criticize box office smash hit “Wolf Warrior II”, but what exactly was her critique? Read More

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ and the Future of Imported Films in China

 /  Opinion  / 
Hollywood is in the midst of negotiating the terms of foreign films’ market access to China. This movie – this particular movie – couldn’t have come at a better time for China. Read More

How Blockbuster War Movies Capture China’s Changing Nationalism

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Now the country’s highest-grossing film ever, ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ merges Hollywood-style thrills with state-sanctioned patriotism. Read More

Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office

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China’s history as the land of big bureaucracy, coupled with cultural sensitivities, have led many to believe the import process for movies and TV shows is quite arcane and convoluted when it’s actually relatively simple. Read More

20 Years of Hong Kong Cinema: Part III

 /  Opinion  / 
This is the third part of a three-part series in which we take a look at Hong Kong cinema from the time of the 1997 changeover up to today. Read More

20 Years of Hong Kong Cinema: Part II

 /  Opinion  / 
This is the second part of a three-part series in which we take a look at Hong Kong cinema from the time of the 1997 changeover up to today. Read More

20 Years of Hong Kong Cinema: Part I

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In the first part of a three-part series, we take a look at Hong Kong cinema from the time of the 1997 changeover up to today. Read More

What’s Next for Wanda?

 /  Opinion  / 
Something’s amiss when China’s richest man isn’t able to do overseas deals. Read More

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

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Will Western audiences fail to engage with a story that celebrates Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist values? Or instead, could it be that “Journey to the West” is based on the same underlying narrative as the typical Hollywood blockbuster? Read More