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The Dark Knight Rises: Armored in our mistakes
December 28, 2012 – 2:59 PM | 9 Comments
<I>The Dark Knight Rises</I>: Armored in our mistakes

It isn't put together very well, the story, but it has such affection for its characters, and it believes uncynically in what it's trying to be, and it is trying to be a sad, beautiful …

Oscars 2011 Death Race: Picks/Postmortem
February 27, 2011 – 10:59 AM | 13 Comments
Oscars 2011 Death Race: Picks/Postmortem

I didn't do so well on these last year, which I think is because of the Death Race, not in spite of it — but perhaps I can improve my percentages in '11. From a …

The King's Speech
February 9, 2011 – 11:52 AM | 31 Comments
<em>The King's Speech</em>

Death Race 31, Sarah 25; 11 (!) of 24 categories completed
What a triumph of casting The King's Speech is. Everyone looks perfect for his or her part — especially Guy Pearce as the abdicant, Eve …

Oscars 2011 Death Race Preview: The Fighter and A Film Unfinished
January 6, 2011 – 10:08 AM | 8 Comments
Oscars 2011 Death Race Preview: <I>The Fighter</I> and <I>A Film Unfinished</I>

Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no soundtrack, quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record, despite its elaborate propagandistic construction. The later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings, …

The Dark Knight
July 29, 2008 – 1:18 PM | 48 Comments
<I>The Dark Knight</I>

Warning: Contains spoilers.
I can't figure out why I like the Bale Batmans so much (foxy Bale himself aside). Both movies lean heavily on storytelling maneuvers that I tend to hate, and both movies arrived in …