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The Frances Farmer Show #8: SIFF 2016 Wrap-Up

As the Seattle International Film Festival draws to its close, we get together the low-points and high points of the local juggernaut marathon. Movies discussed include:  40 more words

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A Guy's Life and Work and His Country's Transformation

“Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang” is the result of the unlikely pairing of the acclaimed Brazilian director Walter Salles (“Central Station”) and the great Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. 439 more words

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China's Jia Zhangke Launches Video Platform Jia Screen

Leading Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke has teamed with the Hong Kong film festival and Taiwanese distributor Joint Pictures to launch online video destination Jia Screen. 372 more words

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China's Indie Icon Jia Zhangke Launches Commercial Venture Fabula (EXCLUSIVE)

In an opportunistic swerve from his indie film roots, Chinese film maker Jia Zhangke is going to start making commercial movies.

With a base in Shanghai, he has established Fabula Entertainment (the Chinese name translates as “warm currents”) and raised money for a slate of movies that he will produce. 320 more words

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Jia Zhangke, The Man With His Fingers on the Pulse of China

I was first introduced to Jia Zhangke a few years ago when I chanced to purchase a quasi-legit dvd of his 2013 film A Touch of Sin… 954 more words

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Chinese Cinema Today

A couple months ago I was asked to write this brief overview of the state of contemporary Chinese language cinema for the Estonian arts magazine Sirp… 2,486 more words

Running Out Of Karma

May 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on April 25.

Captain America: Civil War… 4,346 more words

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