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Chinatown

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<i>Chinatown</i>

Chinatown

Chinatown

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The movie Chinatown was released 25 years ago. It's known for its very complicated plot twists, literacy, and lack of action. Yet it's regarded as one of the best movies ever made. Entertainment critic Elvis Mitchell commemorates Chinatown.

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