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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★½

    Nolan fires on all cylinders a delivers an incredibly satisfying finale in almost every respect. While The Dark Knight Rises lacked some of the cerebral quality of The Dark Knight, it really connected with the emotional themes developed in Batman Begins. The plot was devious and brilliant (if wandering at times), and performances all around were spectacular—Bale, Hardy, Hathaway, Oldman, Gordon-Levitt, Cotillard, Freeman, and Caine were all perfect.

    Needless to say, Wally Pfister's cinematography is breathtaking and the tasteful color…

  • Road to Perdition

    Road to Perdition

    ★★★★½

    A classic coming of age tale and a truly memorable bookend to the epic career of cinematography legend Conrad L. Hall. Tom Hanks shines in the lead role, and the rest of the cast is great (if you can get over Daniel Craig's American accent). Road to Perdition meanders a bit in the second act, but boy, is the third act worth it.

    92/100