Lu Chuan's epic demands rigorous attention from anyone unfamiliar with Chinese history, making expansion beyond fest and arthouse venues unlikely.
City Of Life And Death
British documaker Marc Isaacs ("Men of the City") scores once again with his latest depiction of contempo London, the extravagantly titled "The Road: A Story of Life and Death."
Like a juggler with too many balls, Ning Hao struggles to keep sundry plots and a bloated ensemble cast in the air in 1930s heist adventure "Guns and Roses."
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It was yet another kudo win for indie darling "Samson and Delilah."
Nanjing massacre chronicle "City of Life and Death" lives up to hype and expectations.