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5 classic movies to remember Xie Jin, the master of Chinese melodrama

Xie Jin remains relatively obscure outside of his home country, which is a shame. He directed such…

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Why ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ might flop in mainland China, through no fault of its own

Crazy Rich Asians took Hollywood by storm this summer, winning critical praise and inspiring moving essays about the power of…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ become gold diggers in China

“Crazy Rich Asians is heading to China. Will it be a hit?”

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5 influential movies from the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers

Coming of age during the Cultural Revolution, China’s post-Mao filmmakers would revolutionize the industry with story-driven movies…

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Director Jia Zhangke roasts Hu Xijin over his review of ‘Ash Is Purest White’

It’s widely acknowledged that Hu Xijin 胡锡进, Editor-in-Chief at the nationalist tabloid the Global Times, has many opinions. Aside from…

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Director Feng Xiaogang reportedly cut from ‘Ash is Purest White’ because of Fan Bingbing’s tax scandal

A director’s cut of Jia Zhangke’s latest movie, Ash is Purest White (江湖儿女 jiānghú érnǚ), was released in China last…

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Fan Bingbing ‘missing’ amid swelling rumors that China’s highest-paying actress has been arrested

Press photo of The Legend of Ba…

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5 great Chinese movies from the Second Golden Age

The Second Golden Age of Chinese film, short-lived as it was, saw some of China’s best directors,…

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Director of ‘worst movie on Douban’ sues review website for rating

The producers of Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz (纯洁心灵·逐梦演艺圈 chúnjié xīnlíng·zhú mèng yǎnyì quān), which received a score of 2.1…

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Movie and TV productions in China halted by salary cap on celebrities

On August 10, three of China’s largest streaming websites issued a notice announcing they were capping the…

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Five essential Chinese silent films

Politics, revolution, bloodshed, prostitution, suicide, feminism (before it was defined as such): Chinese films of the 1920s…

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Janet Yang: Crazy Rich Asians is ‘a big effing deal for Asians all over the world’

Pictured: Janet Yang (center) with (from left to right) Warner Bros. executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Henry Golding,…

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‘Christopher Robin’ denied release in China because of…Winnie the Pooh?

Last week, Disney’s Christopher Robin was reported to have been denied a theatrical release in China, the…

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Bringing a dumpling to life: Q&A with Domee Shi, Pixar director of ‘Bao’

Domee Shi is the first female director of a short film by Pixar Animation Studios. Her piece, the recently released…

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‘Dying to Survive’ apologizes for ripping off Japanese anime in poster

Dying to Survive (我不是药神 wǒ bùshì yào shén), a movie about cancer patients illegally importing drugs in defiance of Chinese…

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