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If Batman Begins is Bruce learning to do what is necessary in order to inspire Gotham, The Dark Knight is Bruce directly grappling with the consequences and sacrifice of being Batman. Bruce almost has to reject his humanity in order to do the right thing in…
CityWalk 70mm IMAX!
Yeah, I'm convinced this is the Lawrence of Arabia of the 21st Century. Is that a bold statement? Probably, but it's pretty accurate. Also insane how this pretty much reframes Nolan's entire filmography linking each movie together in a way that gradually peels back the layers of the man revealing his soul and the fears and anxieties that keep him up at night. His fear of man's lust for dominance and arrogant pursuit of knowledge and its cycle…
Oh don't mind me, just an absurd amount of clarity and takeaway after a 3rd viewing that had me feeling like I was on my own spice trip!
Quick aside; this is quite possibly one of if not the best film post conversion I've EVER seen. Greig Fraser is a god damn cinematography messiah himself. This thing is shot in such a fucking God tier way that organically allows the texture to break through even more when converted…
Paul Atreides - born into nobility, a Duke's Son, heir to the House Atreides, the son of a Bene Gesserit, trained in their ways, told from birth he was important, told he was The One, son to an overbearing mother and a dead father, has no sense of self, is this wayward deeply conflicted soul...poor sonofabitch never stood a chance.
Spider-Man No Way Home is the tale of 2 halves. First is everything I feared, cheap, gratuitous, nostalgia mixed w/ randomness and nonsense. Second is the quintessential Spider-Man story I’ve WANTED from Holland. Packs an emotional wallop & some of the best Spidey moments ever. Messy but satisfying.
If Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness proves one thing it’s if you hire Sam Raimi to make a movie, you better damn well have him HEAVILY involved in the writers room. MASSIVE disconnect between the script & Raimi’s creative ambitions. Simultaneously some of the best AND worst of the MCU.
When Raimi’s allowed to be goofy, mean spirited & sincere ORGANICALLY holy shit sparks fly. His vision for Strange is passionate & strong, wonderfully melodramatic & campy but good god is it…