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Review: “The Wandering Earth” Is China’s First Breathtaking Sci-Fi Success

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Frant Gwo blends sci-fi with apocalypse extravaganza in the film based on Liu Cixin’s eponymous short story.

Review: “One Night Only” is a Tragic Romance Between Flawed People

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Director Matt Wu discusses the dichotomy between darkness and brightness -- and what it was like working with his wife on set

The 10 Best Chinese Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Chinese films from 2018, across genres like romance, action, drama, and more.

Review: “Air Strike” Is a War Movie Plagued By Tragedy…And Taxes

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Meet the “Sharknado” of Chinese war movies: with US$65M worth of misery... and Bruce Willis.

Review: “Everyday Hero” Honors the Life Works of Guo Jian Nan

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Everyday Hero (南哥, lit. Brother Nan) is a Chinese biopic based on the true life and story of Guo Jian Nan, and his works in...

Review: “The Enigma of Arrival” is a Darker Take on the Coming of Age Story

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With a premiere at 2018's Busan International Film Festival, Chinese indie film "The Enigma of Arrival" offers a darker take on coming-of-age.

What the Success of “Dying to Survive” Means for Chinese Movies and Beyond

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Could this blockbuster pioneer a novel and entertaining way to highlight Chinese government policy victories?

Trailer: Chinese WWII Drama “Unbreakable Spirit” Premieres Aug 2018, Starring Bruce Willis

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Formerly known as "The Bombing", "Unbreakable Spirit" dramatizes Chinese resistance to Japanese bombings during WWII.

Review: Chinese Blockbuster “Us and Them” Will Make You Miss Your Ex

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Zhou Dongyu’s latest movie challenges whether traditional notions of success will make us truly happy (spoiler: they won’t)

“Chasing the Dragon” is a Critique of British Corruption in Colonial Hong Kong

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In this Hong Kong triad movie, it's Chinese v. British—not gangster v. police.

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