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Chinese documentary 'Mrs. Fang' wins top prize at Locarno

Mrs. Fang, Chinese director Wang Bing’s documentary about a family waiting to say goodbye to their elderly Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, scooped the top prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/13 17:13:39

Filmmaker points out white opioid abusers often shown leniency

Filmmaker John Singleton said Wednesday the US' 1980s crack cocaine crisis was different from today's opioid epidemic in one crucial way - its victims were harshly punished because they were mainly black.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 16:58:39

'Manchester by the Sea' to be first foreign film distributed by Chinese art cinema alliance

Manchester by the Sea, the Oscar-winning film directed by Kenneth Lonergan, has set a release date of August 25 in the Chinese mainland. This marks the first time that China's Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas, which was established last year, will distribute a foreign film to its cinemas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 17:08:41

‘Magical Negro’: the racist cliche Hollywood won’t drop

One trope in filmmaking that is sure to draw scorn from culturally aware critics is the "Magical Negro" - a black character whose sole purpose is to help the white protagonist.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 17:03:39

'Wolf Warrior 2' tops China's all-time box office

Chinese action film "Wolf Warrior 2" has topped China's all-time box office sales as of Monday, surpassing "The Mermaid," a Chinese fantasy comedy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 15:46:58

‘Tower’ casts short shadow

Sony's sci-fi production The Dark Tower led ticket sales in North American theaters this weekend, but its estimated three-day take of a modest $19.5 million fell on a notably sluggish August weekend.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/7 16:28:39

"The Dark Tower" topped North American box office with lowest No.1 opening of 2017

Sony and MRC's "The Dark Tower" topped North American box office with an estimated 19.5 million US dollars, the lowest No.1 opening of 2017 so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 9:45:30

'Wolf Warrior 2' earns 3.1 billion yuan after 11 days, on the way to becoming highest-earning film in China

In its second weekend in mainland theaters, Chinese action film Wolf Warrior 2 earned an estimated 1.1 billion yuan ($163.51 million) bringing its total earnings at the mainland box office to 3.1 billion yuan (estimated). The film is currently the second-highest earning film in the Chinese mainland pushing past The Fate of the Furious' 2.66 billion yuan and right below Stephen Chow's 2016 fantasy romance film The Mermaid (3.39 billion yuan).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 18:18:39

‘Step’ up

A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary Step, out in US theaters this week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/6 15:43:39

"Wolf Warrior 2" takes second place in China's all-time box office

"Wolf Warrior 2", a Chinese action film, has leaped into the second place in China's all-time box office sales, surpassing "The Fate of the Furious" on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/6 14:54:42

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury talks about new biopic, new season and new career

Friday is a big day for Stephon Marbury, as this is the day that My Other Home, a biopic about why the former NBA player moved to China to continue his basketball career and how he made a name for himself in the country. The choice of title was deliberate as Marbury wanted to deliver the message that he sees China, and Beijing in particular, as his home away from home.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 18:33:39

‘Borg/McEnroe’ to open TIFF

Toronto's International Film Festival served up an ace Monday, announcing it would open with a movie depicting the epic rivalry between tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/1 18:03:39

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon go to school

George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/1 18:03:39

Movie about PLA inspires Chinese youth

Since its release, new film "The Founding of An Army" has been inspiring Chinese youth across the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:31:37

"Wolf Warriors 2" tops Chinese box office

"Wolf Warriors 2", a domestic war film, topped the Chinese box office with a revenue of about 987 million yuan (about 150 million US dollars) in the week ending July 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:26:44

‘Dunkirk’ stays on top in N.America

World War II epic Dunkirk stayed at the top of the North American box office for the second straight weekend, industry data showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/31 17:23:39

Patriotism helps Chinese military action flick ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ reach No.2 on list of highest single-day earnings for a domestic film

While Chinese films are given a chance to shine in July - a month in which foreign films are traditionally kept from Chinese mainland cinemas - not many could have predicted that Wolf Warrior 2, a film with few well-known stars, would steal the spotlight after its debut last Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 17:33:40

Venice Film Festival unveils lineup

The upcoming Venice Film Festival will be rife with global talent, world premieres and potential Oscar contenders, according to the lineup unveiled by festival Director Alberto Barbera on Thursday in Rome.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/28 7:18:57