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My Country, My Cinema

Two recent releases try to push the boundaries of “patriotic” filmmaking

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Fangyan Friday #8: Hong Kong Cantonese

English loanwords have changed this language of the Guangfu people and gangster films

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Sightless Cinema

A day at Beijing’s Xin Mu Cinema, a low-key venue that provides movie screenings to the blind

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‘Brother Orange’ saga to hit big screen

And the film will star Jim Parsons, AKA Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory

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Coming soon: Must-watch Fall films

With just four months left to go, here’s nine of the best upcoming movies in 2017

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Chinese Movie Translations: Fall 2017

Foreign film names get nonsensical once again as film title translators phone it in

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Nationalist ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ smashes records

Action flick is China’s biggest-ever box-office success, but is it propaganda?

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Binge-watching a martial arts master

Huo Yuanjia is a legendary Chinese martial arts master who has been portrayed in plenty of classics

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Marvelous Heroes

Chinese heroes are getting the Marvel comic treatment

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Chinese Sci-Fi on Screen

China’s sci-fi tradition is mostly in novel form, but it occasionally makes it way to screens big and small

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