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Review: “So Long, My Son” Offers Meditative Look At Two Chinese Families Over Three Decades


Through two families linked by friendship and tragedy, director Wang Xiaoshuai’s “So Long, My Son” offers a humanistic look at China in the wake of...

Review: “Have A Nice Day” is Chinese Animation With Western Characteristics


China's first-ever adult animated feature has started screening across numerous US cities.

Is Feng Xiaogang’s “Youth” Really That Controversial?


The film's original Chinese National Day release was pushed back, purportedly for political reasons.

The Best Chinese Movies on Netflix


Seven worthy Chinese movies you can watch on Netflix today!

The 5 Best Chinese War Movies


We've compiled a list of the top 5 Chinese war movies. Check it out!

Review: The Moment – 50 Years of Golden Horse (Taiwan, 2016)


The Moment is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in the history of Taiwanese cinema.

“Wolf Warrior 2” Shows a New Kind of Chinese Patriotism—That Speaks to Overseas Chinese


"Wolf Warrior 2" breathes new life into the Chinese action genre—and appeals to foreign-born Chinese in the process.

Trailer: “Duckweed”, Directed by Popular Chinese Blogger Han Han, Premieres Jan 28


Duckweed -- the directorial debut of Han Han, China's most popular blogger, hits Chinese theaters on January 28, 2017.

Review: Chongqing Hot Pot (China, 2016)


The central Chinese city of Chongqing is famous for hot pot, WWII bomb shelters, and gangsters. Chongqing Hot Pot combines all three into a screwball...


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