The Climbers (China, 2019)

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” Although the legendary mountaineer receives more than one awed mention in Daniel Lee’s mountaineering true story The Climbers, the […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews

Mao Mao Cool (China, 2019)

Those who are familiar with the filmography of Zhang Yang are probably not surprised by his recent “shift” to documentary filmmaking beginning in 2015 — though he has also made one feature film since then. […]

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on Oct, 16 · in Reviews

To Tokyo (UK, 2018)

British director Caspar Seale Jones and his team have made an impressive-looking debut that uses distinctly different landscapes to create a visually unique take on a familiar tale of a young woman facing past traumas […]

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on Oct, 11 · in Reviews

The Fourth Wall (China, 2019)

In theatrical and cinematic terminology, “the fourth wall” represents the barrier between the imaginary world of fiction and the real world of the audience. In the era of postmodernism, it’s become painfully common to “break […]

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on Oct, 15 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – Sholay at 45, Birmingham City University, UK, April 8, 2020

August 2020 will mark 45 years of the film Sholay (1975). Written by Salim-Javed, produced by G.P. Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy, it is arguably one of the most popular films of modern Hindi […]

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on Oct, 13 · in News

On Light and Shadow: A Conversation with Crosscurrent Director Yang Chao

For his second feature, director Yang Chao presents a trek that is at once ordinary and extraordinary: a largely solitary journey on a river in a boat. The river in question is the Yangtze River […]

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on Oct, 10 · in Interviews

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