Sarah Ganske

Sarah Ganske

There's always time for a tap number.

Favorite films

  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • My Man Godfrey
  • The New World
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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  • Real Life

    ★★★★

  • Transit

    ★★★½

  • Escape from New York

    ★★★★

  • Kitty

    ★★★

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    Nolan's worst. Empty spectacle, and proof that being handed the GDP of a small country doesn't guarantee wit, thrills, meaning, or character. At this point, Nolan's insistence on mixing sound like this feels like an act of disrespect to his audience and to his cast. I watched with closed captions at home. Had I been at the theater, I'd have walked out.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    I gave this 4.5 stars, but then I wandered around raving about it for half an hour, so I figured I should bump it the final 0.5 stars.

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★½

    A strange, unsatisfying combination of elements. Sound design that imitates old films, but is somehow less intelligible than the most neglected, crackling-with-age movies I've recorded from TCM (perhaps we're meant to feel that the mic was hidden at the bottom of one of Mank's Seconal bottles), an aspect ratio and lighting that hearkens to Cold War-era black & white, faux damage to the film stock that bookends scenes like a quaint afterthought, a frequently jazzy score with the generic zip that…

  • The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

    ★★½

    Was 30 minutes into this movie before I realized I'd fallen asleep to it a few years ago. I fell asleep again. It opens with screwball promise, gets more dour as it goes along, and there's not enough chemistry between the leads to keep heavy eyelids open.