Big Screen Highlights: Mortal Engines, China Love, Climax

Blast of new high octane high confrontation and quiet delight films arrive for grownup tastes over Xmas. Will they last that long?
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Media Stockade is a fine documentary company which focuses on social issues without allowing preaching to take over true filmmaking. China Love is a hoot in the cinema. 

It explores the Chinese pre-wedding photography industry by following several couples in Shanghai. It may look to us like a Real Housewives version of Crazy Rich Asians, but marriage in that culture is both hugely loaded and a symbol of how far families have come since the Cultural Revolution. The industry is worth over $80b/year and individual photoshoots can cost $500,000.

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