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Film Friday: Taiwan’s gay-themed ‘Dear Ex’ touches on acceptance, love, and humanity

A pleasant surprise of a movie that’s arrived at the appropriate time.   A mere three months after starting its…

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‘The Wandering Earth’: China’s futuristic blockbuster rehashes Hollywood-style nationalism, clichés, and schmaltz

A film of just disaster clichés is empty, but a film that tries to fill that void with sentimentality is…

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The People’s Republic of Desire, reviewed

A dark and provocative glimpse at China’s celebrity streaming culture   Originally founded as a gaming chat site in 2005,…

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5 classic Chinese New Year movies

Center image: All’s Well, End’s Well; clockwise from upper left: Rumble in the Bronx, The Chinese Feast, King of Comedy,…

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The Unfinished Comedy: How a brave satire in Maoist China destroyed its creator’s career

In the 1957 satirical film The Unfinished Comedy, made during Mao Zedong’s Hundred Flowers Campaign, one of the characters is…

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How a highly anticipated NYE Chinese art film became the most nonsensical movie of 2018

  Long Day’s Journey Into Night 地球最后的夜晚 is an art film directed by a rising Chinese director, Bì Gàn 毕赣,…

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Film Friday: ‘The Great Buddha+,’ Taiwan’s award-winning dark comedy, is worth the hype

Director Huang Hsin-yao’s satirical, sometimes bleak dark comedy focuses on class, political corruption, and religion in Taiwan.   The Great…

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China Business Corner: Introducing Yinyu, the virtual KTV app whose users are singing up a storm

Happy New Year and best wishes from China Business Corner! We’re a weekly window into Chinese-language coverage of business, technology, and…

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5 must-see Chinese movies of 2018

Five noteworthy Chinese movies from 2018, including from big-name directors Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, and Jiang Wen.   (Top images,…

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Hopping Vampires and Beautiful Ghosts: A Brief History of Chinese Horror, Pt. 2

From killer butterflies and hopping zombies (in a movie nominated for Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards) to…

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Hopping Vampires and Beautiful Ghosts: A Brief History of Chinese Horror, Pt. 1

Chinese horror films might not be internationally renowned — and indeed, they are frowned upon in today’s Chinese film industry…

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The SupChina Quiz: Chinese Film

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was Tech in China. Today we present… Eighteen questions…

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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 canonical films as…

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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 representation.…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ become gold diggers in China

“Crazy Rich Asians is heading to China. Will it be a hit?” asks CNN. The article does not really answer…

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