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Review: “Ash Is Purest White” Stands Stubbornly Still While China Moves Forward

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Jia Zhangke's "Ash is Purest White" makes us wonder where stubbornly idiosyncratic auteurs belong in contemporary China.

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.

The Best Chinese Movies on Netflix

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Seven worthy Chinese movies you can watch on Netflix today!

Review: The World (China, 2004)

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In the West, China is famous for its ripoffs–copycat smartphones, pirated DVDs with uncannily modified titles, and counterfeit luxury products. Movies and LV purses are...

Review: A Touch of Sin (China, 2013)

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As a budding China watcher, I am surprised that I have not seen more of Jia Zhangke’s work. As a budding China watcher, I am...

 
 
 

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