#163: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

j111dszut0eaae2azg5h050iikw#163 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, (卧虎藏龙), 2000, Ang Lee
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Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman’s daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

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#200: Farewell My Concubine

vhc9dtjozuwtlp4pie2x9dakk60#200 – Farewell My Concubine, (霸王别姬), 1993, Chen Kaige
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Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell My Concubine” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

#321: Spring in a Small Town

vdrwlhexpbe38aardzpxbaugyil#321 – Spring in a Small Town, (小城之春), 1948, Fei Mu
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After eight years of marriage to Liyan – once rich but now a shadow of his former self following a long, ruinous war – Yuwen does little except grocery and medication shopping. A surprise visit from Liyan’s friend Zhang re-energises the household, but also stirs up long-suppressed feelings and resentments.

#469: Raise the Red Lantern

vkxkrsjkbscf2obhnuvced3ijac#469 – Raise the Red Lantern, (大红灯笼高高挂), 1991, Zhang Yimou
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China in the 1920s. After her father’s death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand…

#695: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

7cymjya4fxtgjsvtyoho93r1ih8#695 – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, 2019, Quentin Tarantino
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Los Angeles, 1969. TV star Rick Dalton, a struggling actor specializing in westerns, and stuntman Cliff Booth, his best friend, try to survive in a constantly changing movie industry. Dalton is the neighbor of the young and promising actress and model Sharon Tate, who has just married the prestigious Polish director Roman Polanski…