FILM

Is “Saturday Fiction” too edgy for China’s mainstream? | Film Review

Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment

FILM

Fan Jian’s “After the Rain” | Film Review

Fan explores the enduring trauma for parents who lost children in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, and their attempts to rebuild their families

FILM

The Legend of White Snake | Film Review

After 1,400 years and countless adaptations, the legend of White Snake returns to the big screen (again)

FILM

Flowers for the Dying

China’s version of the “The Fault in Our Stars” shines at the box office

FILM

Deity Defying

Can the legend of Jiang Ziya propel Chinese animated cinema to new heights?

ARTS

Angels’ Advocates

Acclaimed documentary series on Chinese doctors gains new relevance during Covid-19

FILM

The Wild Goose Lake

Diao Yinan’s stylized film noir tackles violence, crime, and the marginalized

FILM

Movies of the Decade

The best-rated Chinese movies of the 2010s

FILM

The Farewell

Lulu Wang’s surprising Chinese-American hit interweaves compassion and disconnect

ARTS

Rainbow Screens

Six highest rated films with LGBTQ themes on Douban

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