Do female characters in Chinese cinema and TV pass the Bechdel test?
A handful of independent short films promote empathy and compassion toward war victims in Ukraine
Documentary-makers have been turning out works of high artistic and social value since the 1990s. But is their golden age over?
A new film by Guangxi-born director Yang Xiao bends an ear to the region’s dying tradition of ethnic folk ballads
Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment
A director explores the exploitative nature of documentary filmmaking in his latest work about childhood trauma
A “controversial” teen summer movie tackles coming-of-age and (possible) LGBT themes