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  • The Prestige
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  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher

    ★★★★

  • This Is Elvis

    ★★½

  • Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii

  • Elvis: That's the Way It Is

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  • This Is Elvis

    This Is Elvis

    ★★½

    The documentary equivalent of everyone’s least favorite uncle impersonating your dead relative while being at his wake. The inclusion of the archival footage is incredibly valuable but its presentation is not, nor is the contrast between it and the fictionalized segments where the difference in filming styles made my brain hurt. Elvis as posthumous narrator looking down on his humble beginnings with the flavor of an after school special and all but absolving Parker for the role he played would’ve…

  • Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii

    Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii

    A game-changing televisual feat predicated on a man’s fear of what will happen if he lets his client perform out of the country. Elvis made 31 films during his lifetime but it’s in television where nearly all his career milestones truly lie. Contains maybe the most sorrowful version of “My Way” I’ve ever heard: a plea wrapped in an apology wrapped in a statement of defiance.

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Happy Indigenous People’s Day to Amber Midthunder taking out the Predator’s visor with nothing but some French Canadian man-bait and a flintlock pistol. Get wrecked, you crab-faced colonizer!

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Guess what everyone, I have to drop to a major spoiler: Gotham City is STILL Chicago. Sure it’s more of a time-displaced nightmare version where everything is rain and garbage instead of Nolan’s clean blue and orange streets, but I was still very happy to see Batman swooping down what was obviously the Franklin Street bridge. 

    It’s not an action movie but still very much a Batman movie because Reeves chooses other genres that are still well suited to the…