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Jing Boran

Review: How Did “The Shadow Play” Make It Past Chinese Censors?

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Forced evictions, citizen protests, and government corruption do not a happy Communist Party make.

Review: “The Climbers” Is a Birthday Present for the People’s Republic of China’s 70th Birthday

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Based on real-world Chinese ascents of Everest in the 1960s and 70s, "The Climbers" does little more than elevate Wu Jing's "action man" credentials and...

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)

 
 
 

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