Film Review: The Great Buddha+

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The so-called poetry of poverty gets a particularly rare and beautiful workout in writer-director Huang Hsin-yao’s affecting, very funny “The Great Buddha+.” Read More

Film Review: The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

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The Thousand Faces of Dunjia is first and foremost a Tsui Hark joint. If you like his style of dense plotting, mysterioso set-pieces and weird sex, Dunjia is a blast—but with a lot of holes in it. Read More

Film Review: ‘The Foreigner’

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A brisk, clever vigilante adventure, The Foreigner is an above-average Jackie Chan movie that skirts around some awkward politics. With a strong cast and steady direction, it gives Chan the chance to show a persuasive dramatic side. Read More

Film Review: Hong Kong Trilogy

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Loosely structured look at kids, activists and senior citizens in Hong Kong from famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Read More

Film Review: ‘Have a Nice Day’

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Here in America we’re lucky to be able to see this unvarnished look at a side of China so seldom revealed, the underbelly last on display on film in Jia Zhangke’s brilliant “A Touch of Sin,” a cinematic cousin to this animated gem. Read More

Film Review: ‘Wolf Warriors II’

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The hottest movie in China this summer, about a fallen elite Chinese commando, could never be an A-film outside China because it just doesn’t ring true. Read More

Film Review: Free and Easy

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Set in a nearly deserted factory town in China, director Geng Jun’s film is a hauntingly surreal look at the role fear plays in shaping human behavior. Read More

Film Review: Plastic China

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This film, about a family scraping by at a waste-sorting plant in China, is a must-see testament to our environmental challenge. Read More

Film Review: Absurd Accident

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Absurd Accident is a a great, dark comedy that laughs at the challenges modern-day rural Chinese face in coping with the intrusion of big city values. Read More