Centered on the rivalry between two ace archers from neighboring villages, "The Sacred Arrow" is a reductionist fable with a moral about how to be a good sport.
Shanghai Film Festival
It's not just that the Autobots look more distinctive and easier to tell apart than ever in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- as Optimus Prime never tires of reminding us, these robots have actual…
Japan's rarefied geisha culture is kookily crossed with Broadway musicals in "Lady Maiko," Masayuki Suo's variation on "My Fair Lady."
Jackie Chan-starring period clash between Roman and Chinese civilizations is one of biggest budget Chinese movies of all time.
Italy is stepping up overtures toward the Chinese film and TV industries, with the Venice Film Market poised to play a potentially pivotal role. This summer, the Italian government quietly set up an…
A charming, tightly written look at the pressure-cooker environment of Beijing high schoolers prepping for college entry.
SHANGHAI — Most of the buzz at the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival has been about increased cooperation between Hollywood and China. Among the busiest Chinese private shingles in this respect has been…
Although “Unbeatable” contains a few pugilist-pic cliches, the storytelling artistry of Hong Kong helmer Dante Lam and Nick Cheung's powerhouse performance make a raw and compelling experience out…
With B.O. rising by nearly 30% every year, small wonder that China's film festivals are attracting more attention, and with that attention, competition.
SHANGHAI — “Man of Steel” helmer Zack Snyder and Superman himself Henry Cavill will feature among an impressive roll call of overseas bizzers attending the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival as the…