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重慶森林 Chungking Express (1994)

Rewatched with commentary by Tony Rayns, which I don’t recommend

Still from Chungking Express

Salt of the Earth 1954

Still from Salt of the Earth

重慶森林 Chungking Express (1994)

2008 Criterion version

Still from Chungking Express

Space Is the Place 1974

Still from Space Is the Place

錢作怪 From Riches to Rags (1980)

Still from From Riches to Rags

来访 Visit (2020)

Still from Visit

Wendy and Lucy 2008

Still from Wendy and Lucy

空山靈雨 Raining in the Mountain (1979)

Still from Raining in the Mountain

Shutter Island 2010

Still from Shutter Island

豪俠 Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)

Still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears 2020

Still from Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Bamboozled 2000

Rewatched with commentary by Spike Lee

Still from Bamboozled

Bamboozled 2000

The pre-credits montage is one of the most affecting few minutes of a film I’ve seen. Even without the preceding two hours, it’s a hell of an indictment of (then) 100 years of film history. With it, it’s also an empathetic remembrance of the black performers and talents featured in it.

I’d rather play a maid […] than be a maid
— Hattie McDaniel
Still from Bamboozled

Der fliegende Koffer The Flying Koffer (1921)

Still from The Flying Koffer

Old Joy 2007

Still from Old Joy