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The Last Emperor

Maybe it takes a humanist like Bertolucci to see an emperor as an everyman, but anyone who has ever felt humbled by the heartlessness of fate can understand Pu Yi’s plight.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition

With crisp performances throughout (especially from Kyle MacLachlan, in a role he was born to play), unforgettable settings and cinematography, and inventive, uncompromising scripts from episode to episode, Twin Peaks makes for uncommonly rewarding repeat viewings.

Stuart Henderson
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Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.

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Lust, Caution (Se, jie)

The primary question in Lust, Caution (Se, jie) is: "What is real?"

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Saving Face (2005)

The center of Alice Wu's debut film, Saving Face, Wil is both driven and dutiful.

Cynthia Fuchs

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