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Transgender artists make history at the Oscars

Transgender representation in entertainment has made baby steps forward in recent years, but 2018 has seen a history-making giant leap, with two movies involving trans artists in the Oscars race.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/26 18:18:40

Chinese chick flick 'Girls 2' set to hit big screens on Friday

After Chinese films broke numerous records during the recent Spring Festival holiday period (February 15-21), more and more small- to mid-budget films in various genres have regained confidence in the market.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 17:58:39

Chinese social media reacts to death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest figures in Hindi cinema, passed away aged 54 after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her former manager Punkej Kharbanda said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 17:53:40

'Black Panther' slays box office

Disney's Black Panther sunk its claws into the top spot once again this weekend at the North American box office, taking an estimated $108 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/26 17:53:39

Director Hu Bo's first and last film, 'An Elephant Sitting Still,' captures critics' attention at Berlinale

An Elephant Sitting Still, a Chinese indie film set in the country's northern city of Manzhouli was granted a Special Mention by the jury of the GWFF Best First Feature Award on Saturday at the 68th Berlin film festival, which came to an end on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 18:13:40

Romanian sex docudrama 'Touch Me Not' wins Berlin Golden Bear

Touch Me Not, an experimental Romanian docudrama exploring sexual intimacy and the fears around it, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 18:08:40

Experimental film "Touch Me Not" grabs Golden Bear

Romanian director Adina Pintilie's experimental film "Touch Me Not" won the Golden Bear for Best Film award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/25 6:57:15

Box office surged in Chinese Lunar New Year

Six Chinese movies raked in about 6.38 billion yuan (1 billion US dollars) in total just a week after their release on Feb. 16, the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year, according to Maoyan, a popular film database in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 11:55:43

China's Spring Festival box office breaks records set by North America

This Chinese mainland box office set a number of new records, from single day grosses to overall performance, by pulling in a total of 5.71 billion yuan ($899 million) during the Spring Festival holiday period that ran from February 15 to 21.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 18:08:39

Dark vision

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 14:53:39

'Black Panther' pounces to top

Marvel's Black Panther opened as the most successful movie with a primarily non-white cast of all time, industry data showed on Tuesday, raising hopes for a new era of storytelling by filmmakers and actors of color.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 16:53:39

"Monster Hunt 2" tops Chinese box office

Domestic fantasy "Monster Hunt 2" led the Chinese film market in the week ending Feb. 18, earning 1,190.6 million yuan (about 187.7 million US dollars), according to Maoyan, a popular film database in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:27:03

Patriotic movie co-produced by PLA Navy hits screens on Chinese New Year

Operation Red Sea, a patriotic movie about Chinese marines carrying out a daring rescue overseas has hit the screens in China during the country's busiest movie-going season -- Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 18:03:24

The Shape of Water passes censorship, to hit Chinese screens

The Shape of Water, the latest work from Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del toro, is set to hit the big screens across the Chinese mainland on March 16, according to a Wednesday report on the news site
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/15 14:20:16

'People's Cinema Line' launched to highlight core socialist values

Mainstream films in Chinese cinemas will be given priority with the creation of a "People's Cinema Line," which experts said could alter China's celebrity-focused movie industry and better convey core socialist values.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 21:53:39

Star voice

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin used his Walk of Fame star-dedicating ceremony in Hollywood Monday to make an impassioned speech calling for respect and dignity for refugees.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 17:48:40

Sony apologizes to parents over 'Peter Rabbit' food allergy scene

Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new Peter Rabbit film, which critics say trivializes food allergies when a herd of rambunctious bunnies weaponize blackberries to gang up on their human nemesis.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 17:43:39

Spanking success

Universal's Fifty Shades Freed, the last chapter in the erotic romance trilogy that has enjoyed huge popularity among mostly female audiences, vaulted to the top of North American box offices with an impressive weekend opening estimated at $38.8 million.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/12 17:03:39