Chinese history

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

Reviews of Closed Circuit,The Grandmaster, One Direction: This is Us

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall can’t shake the surveillance in Closed Circuit

Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942

Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.

Bad Teacher, Cars 2, Beginners, an epic history from China and a rediscovered sci-fi gem

School’s out. Cameron Diaz has an unpleasant view of it all in Bad Teacher.

Rape of Nanking author Iris Chang's memories live on in new biography

The world lost a brilliant historian and journalist on November 9, 2004 when a self-inflicted gunshot took the life of a young American writer, Iris Chang, author of the New York Times best-seller,...