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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

    ★★★★½

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★½

    the final battle street brawl is absurd. also it's jarring how much happens during the day time. a good (temporary) conclusion to the league of shadows plot they started in the first movie and put on hold for the second one.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    a little uneven in pacing but satisfactory overall.
    synopsis:
    the age of the viking fades away to make way for a more civilized christian era.

    Eggers does some things very well in particular:
    giving the protagonist a dream-quest complete with sorcery and apparitions.
    keeping the female lead's role grounded in her era - she's not some goofy badass lady warrior. Her treatment of motherhood as something sacred and her protectiveness for her unborn children was also refreshing.
    our protagonist does…

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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    watched at the Metrograph w/ Q&A feat. Joel, Ethan Coen as well as Bill Heck, Zoe Kazan, and Tim Blake Nelson.


    1. a clever cartoon. sets you up w the understanding the coens are presenting a film both subverting expectations and honoring the genre.

    2. the james franco one. standard coen crime, punishment, & black humor fare. that stephen root fella ("pan shot!") isn't one of my favorite character actors so i wasn't really into this short.

    3. the artsy sideshow…

  • Fireworks Wednesday

    Fireworks Wednesday

    ★★★★½

    never enough taraneh alidoosti