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

Headlines from China: Jia Yueting Dubbed “Laolai,’ Blacklisted by China’s Top Court

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Tech entrepreneur Jia Yueting is now blacklisted by China’s top court, after failing to pay money he owed to Ping An Securities. Jia is now banned from traveling first-class on planes and trains, visiting hotels, nightclubs, and golf courses, and purchasing other luxuries in general. Read More

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

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This is an unsteady time, as likely to be exhilarating as confounding, as Chinese cinema attempts to both assert itself as what we are repeatedly told will soon be the world’s largest film market while integrating the stars and traditions of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop culture industries. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer to Executive Produce Chinese Film ‘Dongji Island’

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'Dongji Island,' an upcoming Chinese war film to be directed by emerging filmmaker Yu Lei, has brought acclaimed Hollywood producers David Permut and Jay Stern on board as executive producers. Read More

Headlines from China: Do Classic Movies Have Box Office Potential in China?

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As the restored version of classic Hong Kong movie ‘A Better Tomorrow’ announced its November 17 China release, many people become interested in the box office potential of classic movies in China. Read More

10 Most Powerful Filmmakers Scoring at the Chinese Box Office

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Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow tops rankings in a survey of film industry news critics on WeChat. Read More

Headlines from China: Who Are the Most Powerful Filmmakers in Mainland China?

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Along with the rapid commercialization and industrialization of China's film industry, the popularity, influence, and commercial value of a filmmaker may have also changed over the past a few years in the mainland. Read More

Headlines from China: Enlight Media Increases Eleven Percent Stake in Maoyan Culture

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According to an announcement made by Enlight Media on September 5 (Beijing Time), the company will acquire 11.11 percent stake in Tianjin Maoyan Culture Media, the operator of China's top online ticketing platform Maoyan.com. Read More

V-Day Box Office: La La, xXx Win ♥♥♥, Earn $$$

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xXx and La La Land benefit from a Valentine’s Day box office boom. Chinese moviegoers got in the holiday spirit, pre-booking seats for a Valentine’s Day screening of La La Land in Beijing. (Courtesy Weibo) Date-night at Chinese cineplexes propelled the box office on Valentine’s Day to an estimated RMB 384 million ($55.9 million) in ticket Read More

Film Review: ‘Demons Strike Back’ at the Audience in ‘Journey to the West 2’

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Slapstick subversiveness notwithstanding, "Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back" still amounts to a Sinocentric power play that diminishes the appeal of the enterprise. Read More