Tag: xiaogangfeng

New York 2018 Review: ASH IS PUREST WHITE, Epic Melodrama at its Finest

Ash is the Purest White is a full-on (un)sentimental melodrama in epic scale. It's perhaps Jia's most down to earth, character study work. The long stretch in the middle gains more poignancy as the film goes along and afterwords. Some people reinvent themselves along with the changing times and some people don't. Some things in them though, remain the same. Jia expertly juxtaposes these conundrums, reflecting the soul of a changing nation.

THE ASSASSIN Leads Asian Film Awards With 9 Nominations

Nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards were announced today in Hong Kong, and Hou Hsiao Hsien's wuxia drama The Assassin unsurprisingly leads the pack with 9 nominations. Appearing in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting...

Acclaimed Chinese Crime Flick MR. SIX Rolls Out This Weekend, Check Out The Latest Fabulous Trailer!

Widely praised on the festival circuit - having hit both Venice and Toronto on its successful run - Guan Hu's slick Chinese crime film Mr. Six hits Chinese screens on December 24th with China Lion releasing the picture day and...

Adam Wong And Nick Cheung Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015

One of the biggest events on Hong Kong's film festival calendar - the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - has revealed its full line-up, which will open on 28 October with She Remembers, He Forgets, the new film from Adam...

China Lion Bringing ONLY YOU, THE WASTED TIMES And MR. SIX To N.America & Australia

Great news for fans of mainstream cinema from the Chinese mainland, as China Lion Film Distribution has announced the acquisition of a trio of upcoming films featuring a host of A-list talent. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Blackhat) and Liao Fan (Silver...

Full Schedule Of Dallas IFF 2013 Has Been Unleashed! TAI CHI HERO! MUD! ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP! And Much More!

With opening night a mere three weeks away on April 4th, the Dallas International Film Festival has officially unveiled its full line-up for 2013, and it's a cracker! There are too many titles to talk about them all, however, there...

Review: BACK TO 1942 Epically Documents an Important Chapter in Modern History

Feng Xiaogang is perhaps China's most clever commercial film director. Reportedly having never directed a film that failed to make a handsome profit, he has had a string of huge local box office hits in recent years, including 2007's Assembly, 2008's If...

China Lion Launches Feng's 1942 in North America

China Lion Film Distribution has announced it will release Chinese epic 1942 day-and-date with China on 30 November. The film, directed by box office golden boy Feng Xiaogang (Assembly, Aftershock, If You Are The One), and starring Hollywood A-listers Adrien...

Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins Despair in Trailer for Feng Xiaogang's BACK TO 1942

Feng Xiaogang, the mainland Chinese director responsible for such epics as Aftershock and Assembly, as well as the blockbusting romantic drama If You Are The One and its sequel, seems determined not to be outdone by fellow countryman Zhang Yimou,...

IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN review

(Finally getting around to a review of this masterpiece for the ScreenAnarchy archives. With the recent announcement that his forthcoming Chinese Western Let the Bullets Fly will not be coming out any time soon, let's remind ourselves of the film...

Huang Jianxin's THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (2001) review

(Better late than never. Time to wrap up my series of reviews taking a look at the work of director Huang Jianxin, best known in the West - indirectly - for propaganda blockbuster The Founding of a Republic. I wanted...