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Films of 2014 remembered pre-Oscars

And the winners are….

The awards are in the cupboard for distribution on Stages floodlit and spot lit across the Globe in 2015 for works that reached us in the year just gone. 1,218 more words

Entertainment

A Touch of Sin (2013)

★★★★★

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin is a shockingly bleak and sad tale of ordinary Chinese lives blighted by catastrophe in a rapidly changing modern world, giving the audience a good drubbing and with only a glimmer of hope at the end. 1,458 more words

What I've Been Watching

Guest post: Garrett Dee on Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin'

This is a guest post from blogger Garrett Dee which offers a different perspective on a film I reviewed a little while ago, Jia Zhangke’s… 866 more words

China

Quick Take: A Touch of Sin (2013)

Winning the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival obviously doesn’t get you much cachet here in America, since it only opened in very limited release, received a low amount of media promotion, and made less than $100,000 at the box office. 124 more words

Movies

《天注定》影評 A Touch of Sin Review

A Touch of Sin is a film by Jia Zhangke (賈樟柯). I’ve only seen Platform (《站台》) by him before, so am unfamiliar with the majority of his work.  1,561 more words

China

A Touch of Sin (2013)

dir. Zhang-ke Jia

 

Jia Zhang-ke’s latest film, A Touch of Sin, constitutes a new approach to his career-long documentation of China’s rapid development into the leading force of global capitalism. 365 more words

Still Life (Jia, 2006)

Very slight SPOILERS here.

After being impressed with A Touch of Sin I decided to work back into Zhangke Jia’s catalog. I’ve only otherwise seen  481 more words