Film Review: Golden Job (2019) by Chin Ka Lok

Approaching its 25th anniversary, iconic Hong Kong Triad effort ‘Young and Dangerous’ made a huge splash upon its initial release and spawned an equally beloved franchise as well as made stars of its ...

Globe-Trotting Filmmakers Find Inspiration From Homecomings

Globe-Trotting Filmmakers Find Inspiration From Homecomings You can’t go home again, goes the old saying — and for many Hollywood émigré filmmakers over the years, from Billy Wilder to Milos Forman, it has proved true. But exceptions have always endured, ...

Fan Bingbing May Have Been Found, but ‘355’ Still Needs to Locate a Star

“Kill the chicken to scare the monkeys,” goes an old Chinese proverb about making an example of an individual to rattle the many. Embattled Chinese actress and global celebrity Fan Bingbing, who last ...

Tang Wei Stars in Major China-Australia Co-Production ‘The Whistleblower’

Tang Wei Stars in Major China-Australia Co-Production ‘The Whistleblower’ Production is under way on “The Whistleblower,” one of the biggest Australian-Chinese co-production movies ever made. The film is a thriller about a Chinese expatriate who discovers a conspiracy at ...

Cannes Film Review: ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Tracking a lovelorn drifter’s return to his hometown of Kaili in Southwest China, emerging independent auteur Bi Gan’s sophomore feature “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” is one long pose featuring a ...

Ang Lee Confirms His Next Film is 'Life of Pi'

Ang Lee Confirms His Next Film is 'Life of Pi' Ang Lee hasn't had much mainstream success since he won an Oscar for directing "Brokeback Mountain" a few years back. His follow-up was the hard-to-distribute Nc-17-rated Chinese period romance "Lust, ...

Listen: Will Oscar remember Alexandre Desplat's score for 'Coco Avant Chanel'?

Listen: Will Oscar remember Alexandre Desplat's score for 'Coco Avant Chanel'? Had an opportunity to see Anne Fontaine's "Coco Avant Chanel" last night and while I can't review it at this time I will heap some praise on the gorgeous score by Alexandre Desplat you can already ...

Stuntman Killed On John Woo Film

Stuntman Killed On John Woo Film A stuntman has been killed on the set of Face/Off director John Woo's latest film after a raging fire broke out during a crash scene. Woo is currently making new movie Red Cliff in China with Lust, ...

Bafta Rising Star Nominees Announced

Bafta Rising Star Nominees Announced Shia LaBeouf, Sienna Miller and Ellen Page have all been nominated for the Orange Rising Star award at the British Academy Film And Television Awards (BAFTAs) this year. The actors will compete ...

Ang Lee Finds Sex Scenes Tough

Chinese film stars Tony Leung and Wei Tang spent two weeks filming sex scenes for Lust, Caution - because director Ang Lee found the experience "exhausting." Lee admits he was forced to halt filming ...

'Lust, Caution' Wins Big at Taiwanese Golden Horse Awards

Ang Lee's controversial Lust, Caution dominated the Golden Horse Awards in his native Taiwan on Saturday, taking home seven trophies including Best Film and Best Director. The erotic World War II ...

'I'm Not There' Leads Spirit Nominations

Director Todd Haynes' quirky, all-star Bob Dylan-inspired movie I'm Not There is set to be the toast of the IFC Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Los Angeles in February, after landing the ...

Ang Lee Triumphs at Venice Film Festival

Director Ang Lee has triumphed at the Venice Film Festival - by winning the event's top award for the second time in two years. The filmmaker was awarded the Golden Lion for Lust, Caution at this ...

Lee's 'Lust' Censored in China

Ang Lee's new thriller Lust, Caution has been cut for Chinese audiences, just a week after U.S. censors gave the film a restricted rating. The Taiwanese film-maker admits Lust, Caution is "unsuitable ...