Film Review: Jackie Chan Throws Back and Rolls Ahead in ‘Railroad Tigers’

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Surrounded by a crew played by so-called Little Fresh Meat actors along with his 34-year-old son, Jaycee, Chan winningly reprises the loose-limbed, high-spirited vibe of the Hong Kong "Lucky Stars" comedies of the ‘80s with charm if not a memorably balletic central performance. Read More

Film Review: ‘The Wasted Times’ is Vulgar and Silly, but Exquisite

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Pretty people and prettier pictures are among the laudable assets in the pedigree and filigree of this gangster story set in Shanghai. Read More

Film Review: ‘Old Stone’ is Neorealist Noir

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"Old Stone" (Lao Shi/老石), the debut feature by Chinese-Canadian director Johnny Ma, makes a kind of hybrid neorealist noir, something akin to the rising, ultra-unreal (chaohuan) sensibility, through the story of a hapless taxi driver, the titular Lao Shi, whose desire to act morally is at every turn thwarted by an inhuman system. Read More

What the Critics Think: Crosscurrent (2015)

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“This divisive film certainly falls into a similar Chinese New Wave groove thanks to its maddeningly riddle-like nature and strongly ambiguous atmosphere.” Read More

In ‘Mr. Six,’ China’s Changing and Staying the Same

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Playing an aging gangster railing against the “little punks” who kidnapped his son in Beijing, Feng Xiaogang gives a solid performance as the title character of Mr. Six Read More

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