Jan 22, 2016

China pushes 'inferno' documentary into purgatory

It is a vision of hell on Earth: green hills blasted into black heaps, and workers toiling under snarling machinery, dodging hot red sparks and rivers of molten metal. Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno,” a medieval tale of a journey to the underworld, Zhao Liang’s ...

Jan 11, 2016

Sean Penn: a Hollywood rebel with many causes

Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist. As a member of the 1980s Hollywood “brat pack” and husband ...

'Star Wars' takes Chinese social media by storm ahead of release

Dec 27, 2015

'Star Wars' takes Chinese social media by storm ahead of release

After a mammoth marketing campaign, the growing online chatter in China around “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” suggests that the latest installment of the hit film franchise has a shot at breaking box-office records in the world’s second-largest movie market. China is crucial if ...