Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Nolan’

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The revolution will be televised: “The Dark Knight Rises”

July 21, 2012

 

Okay, here are the rules for this one: I’m going to try not to divulge too much more than the trailers, commercials, and the Mission: Impossible preview already did. I won’t give away any critical plot points or spoilers. I can’t guarantee you’ll go in totally unspoiled if you read this, but you won’t have the movie ruined.

So let’s get this out of the way right now. The Dark Knight Rises is a great movie, and the best—possibly only—conclusion to a trilogy since The Return of the King. It’s debatable whether or not it surpasses The Dark Knight, but mostly your opinion on that matter is going to depend upon whether or not you can accept that Heath Ledger’s galvanizing performance was lightning in a bottle. But even compared to that film, TDKR at least holds its own. It’s a great movie, and just as anchored by Nolan’s unflinching and complex worldview.
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My Picks for the Oscars!

February 27, 2011

Wow. The Oscars are upon us once again. Well, I guess I might as well run down my picks. This is, ostensibly, a movie-review blog, and I’m pretty sure that somewhere in The Patriot Act is a provision that if you have ever written anything about movies ever you must run down your choices for the Oscars. Okay, so I’m just gonna run down what I think should win and not what I think will win, because…really, who cares? You’re gonna find that out in fewer than 24 hours anyway. Also, I’ll skip the less interesting categories, because, well… who cares? Oh, and I haven’t seen all these movies, because they haven’t all made it to Thailand. But the Academy probably hasn’t seen them all either, so…
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