Can a Comedy Film Combat Online Defamation?
Acclaimed for its focus on cyber bullying and online rumors, the film “Post Truth” courts controversy for its shallow view on the surging social issue
Pushing Technical and Narrative Boundaries in Chinese Animation With “Deep Sea”
Despite room for improvement in the script, Tian Xiaopeng’s “Deep Sea” brings Chinese animation to a whole new level
Four Films to Kick Off the New Year
With a sizable box office and a diverse lineup, the Chinese film industry is off to a good start in the Year of the Rabbit
Year in Review: 2022 on the Silver Screen
Indie hits and notable flops: Here is a roundup of big happenings in Chinese and diaspora films this year
Comedy and Afternoon Naps: How Chinese Cinemas Weathered the Pandemic
After lockdowns and gathering restrictions ravaged movie theaters across China, those remaining are looking for alternative business models to survive
Left in the Dust: Shaking Rural Cliches in Films on Northwest China
Can films and literature from the Northwest shake their strong association with rural subjects?
The Traveling Projectionists Who Brought Entertainment to Farmers
Zhao Jishan, “the movie man,” spent years dragging a mobile cinema through rural China to bring entertainment to the villages
Rustbelt Renaissance: China’s Post-Industrial Northeast Rises Again in Film
Why is China’s Northeast such a fertile setting for film, music, and literature?
Short Short Films on a Long Long Road
Short short movies are lowering the threshold of filmmaking, five minutes at a time
Nü Perspectives: Striving for Better Female Characters on Chinese Screens
Do female characters in Chinese cinema and TV pass the Bechdel test?