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3 things about Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE LAST EMPEROR

The Last Emperor [1987] 1. “I told you, I hate you.” The disengaged look on her face as the spy sucks her toes. 2. Beneath the sheets. 3. A cricket cage still hidden under the cushion.

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3 things about Zhang Yimou’s SHADOW

Shadow [2018] 1. Prideful of his calligraphy. 2. Bamboo point stuck in the small of his back. 3. Snapping the faceplate back into place.

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3 things about Bo Hu’s AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

An Elephant Sitting Still [2018] 1. “Surely he did not.” 2. On opposite escalators. 3. Why do they swap coats?

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