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

Film Review: ‘Our Time Will Come’

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Director Ann Hui’s WWII Hong Kong resistance drama 'Our Time Will Come' tells the complex story of the fight against the invading Japanese. Read More

Film Review: A Loner

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Director Xing Xiao’s "A Loner," a Shanghai Film Festival premiere in June, is a quiet stage upon which the remarkable veteran actress Zhu Xijuan’s powerful performance enumerates the challenges facing China’s rapidly aging population. Read More

Film Review: ‘King of Peking’

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This must-see gem of a comedy from sophomore writer and director Sam Voutas is about father and son projectionists who stick together through hard times in Beijing, making ends meet by pirating movies. Read More

Film Review: ‘Battle of Memories’ Puzzles but Isn’t Easily Forgotten

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Director Leste Chan's "Battle of Memories" is a Chinese puzzle of a sci-fi murder mystery about the human tendencies to try to control destiny and then escape the pain when things don’t turn out as planned. Read More

Film Review: ‘Extraordinary Mission’ Shows New Possibilities For Modern Action

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'Extraordinary Mission' is an extraordinarily lush feat of production, presenting an acutely visualized widescreen world with the urgent velocity of a film that its makers feel has to cram in every last bit. In our current fallen world of big-screen action, it’s a syllabus for possibilities that remain. Read More