Tag: china

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...


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.

ASH IS PUREST WHITE Interview: Jia Zhangke on Gangster Genre and His Film

With his sprawling gangster epic melodrama Ash Is Purest White opening this Friday in New York, Jia Zhangke, the master chronicler of changing China, was in town and I was lucky enough to snag an interview. Spanning 17 years, Ash...

China's THE WANDERING EARTH Just Became the Year's Biggest Global Hit

In just nine days, Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth has made $420 million at the Chinese box office alone and will soon become the second film to reach three billion yuan within ten days of being released. This also...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: In PRESENT.PERFECT., Live Streaming and Loneliness Collide

This year's Hivos Tiger Competition winner at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam looks at the phenomenon of live streaming in contemporary Chinese society.

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE: First Look at The Teaser Poster For The New Film From Diao Yinan, Director of Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

When you are asked to premiere the teaser poster for the next film from a Berlinale Golden Bear winner, you say yes!    ScreenAnarchy is pleased to help premiere the teaser poster for The Wild Goose Lake, the new film...

GREEN BOOK to Open 3rd Macau Film Fest, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Kwok in Attendance

The International Film Festival and Awards Macao unveiled the lineup for its third edition today, which runs from 8-14 December in the former Portuguese colony, turned Chinese gaming capital. This year's event will see Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Hong...

Exclusive CHINA LOVE Clip: Love, Photography and Cultural Changes

Set to enjoy its U.S. premiere as part of DOC NYC on Friday, November 9, China Love takes a look at Chinese culture through the lens of pre-wedding photography (?!). On initial blush, it sounds like quite a narrow focus;...

Vancouver 2018 Review: LUSH REEDS Balances Comedy Expertly with Uneasy Dread

Xiayin (Huang Lu) is a journalist in Nanjing, living with her professor husband and her dog, and expecting her first child. Increasingly frustrated by the restrictions put upon her reporting by her supervisor, she goes against his wishes to investigate...

New York 2018 Review: Bi Gan's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, The Cinematic Event of the Year

The darkness in Long Day's Journey into Night is comforting, seductive and beautiful, never ominous or threatening. You are taken for an intoxicating ride and you don't want to wake up from this dream. You don't want to get out of the spell Bi Gan put on us. Long Day's Journey into Night is an unforgettable moviegoing experience and the most audacious film in years. Please see it in a theater, if you can.