Tag: china

Review: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, Stylish Noir and Controlled Chaos

The followup to Black Coal, Thin Ice, Diao Yinan's blistering noir that put him on the international cinema map, The Wild Goose Lake is another stylish noir/policier. If Black Coal Thin Ice was a cold noir with its wintry setting,...

Review: GO BACK TO CHINA, Clearly Personal, Heartfelt, and Finely Crafted

Poor Sasha Li can’t catch a break. That may be an odd thing to say about a young woman who’s being kept financially afloat by a million dollar trust fund given to her by her father, which she’s already blown half of by her early 20’s. But...

Friday One Sheet: (Minimalist) MULAN

I personally find the 'live action reboot' strip-mining of Disney's back-catalog to be one of the more culturally abhorrent things in the 21st century. That being said, Ignition Creative's key art campaign for the forthcoming Mulan has been rather delightful. This...

GO BACK TO CHINA Trailer: Are You Excited?

It's only a movie, but what a good time to watch "a winning comedy-drama of cultural differences and complicated family dynamics"! As described by our own Christopher Bourne in his review, writer/director Emily Ting's sophomore feature Go Back to China...

Review: WHITE SNAKE Slithers Splendidly Between Myth and Legend

Amp Wong and Ji Zhao directed the Chinese animated adventure.

Now in Theaters: BETTER DAYS Ahead, Maybe, Even For Murder Suspects

Jackson Yee and Zhou Dongyu star in the dramatic love story / thriller. Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang directed.

Watch Dazzling THE WILD GOOSE LAKE International Trailer Now

Yeah, this looks great. As our own Dustin Chang opened his recent review from the New York Film Festival: "The followup to Black Coal, Thin Ice, Diao Yinan's blistering noir that put him on the international cinema map, The Wild...

Now in Theaters: THE CAPTAIN, JOJO RABBIT, THE LIGHTHOUSE

Here are 3 genre movies opening in limited release this weekend in North America.

Now in IMAX: China Summits Everest in THE CLIMBERS

Ahead of its release in theaters across the U.S. on Friday, October 4, Daniel Lee's The Climbers opens today in IMAX engagements.  On another very hot day locally, this sounds incredibly cool: Wu Jing and Zhang Ziyi star, with Jackie...

New York 2019 Review: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, Rain Soaked Tropical Noir

Yet it is not as taut as 'Black Coal Thin Ice.' It sets up the motion nicely, but it doesn't have a momentum to follow through its 113-minute running time. Watch it for its beauty. Watch it for atmosphere. The film is still well worth the ticket.

Now Streaming: SHANGHAI FORTRESS, China Will Save the World, We Hope

Lu Han and Shu Qi star as brave warriors battling alien invaders in director Teng Hua-Tao's sci-fi tale.

Now in Theaters: NE ZHA, DON'T LET GO, MIDSOMMAR Director's Cut

Do you want to see any of these genre movies opening this weekend in North America?

Friday One Sheet: SPIRITED AWAY in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its original release in Japan and to...

Notes on Streaming: Chinese PEGASUS, Not So Fast and Furious

A rally car champion seeks redemption in a family comedy.

Notes on Streaming: A HOME WITH A VIEW Embraces Hong Kong, THE WANDERING EARTH Arrives From China

Plus: South Korea's 'Abyss' follows resurrected dead people investigating a serial-killer mystery.

Udine 2019: STILL HUMAN Big Winner at 21st Far East Film Festival

Just 24 hours after receiving the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong Chau Sang was gracing the stage at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine once again, where his new drama Still Human was awarded...

Review: Zhang Yimou's SHADOW, A Feast of Sound and Vision

Being a trained cinematographer, Chinese director Zhang Yimou cannot be accused of making ugly films. Be it a small drama or an epic fantasy flick, the man knows how to shoot pretty pictures, so it will be no surprise that...

Interview: Bi Gan Talks LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

There are many talented young filmmakers out there but no one impressed me with their first couple of highly ambitious and accomplished films like a 30-year old Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan did. The sheer technical prowess and visual and literal...

Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Audacious and Unforgettable

Huang Jue and Tang Wei star in Bi Gan's sophomore effort, which doesn't disappoint.

Review: ASH IS PUREST WHITE, Epic, Unsentimental Melodrama

A deep and poignant masterpiece from seasoned filmmaker Jia Zhangke.