Shiny Shelf
By Mags L Halliday on 04 November 2010 Comments Off

Jackie Chan’s latest martial arts film is a more sombre affair, with a disconcerting subtext.

By Jim Smith on 22 October 2010 Comments Off

Wang Xiaoshuai’s ‘Shanghai Dreams’ was a highlight of 2005’s London Film Festival, arriving on a wave of polite, well-considered hype.

By Jim Smith on 09 November 2005 Comments Off

In the 1960s Chairman Mao’s government encouraged, cajoled and ultimately ordered thousands of Chinese people to move form the cities into ‘expanding’ areas in order to create a new ‘front’ against both Western capitalist economies and that alternative ex

By Mags L Halliday on 12 October 2004 Comments Off

For anyone whose familiarity with Chinese/HK cinema reaches as far as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, wuxia is a slightly different form of martial arts film…