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Posted by Ty Burr  July 15, 2008 12:24 PM

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I just turned in my "Dark Knight" review and I'm still breathing hard (in a nutshell: Ledger's amazing, Bale's good, Gyllenhaal thankfully ain't no Katie Holmes, and the film's ambitions get the better of it but not ruinously -- read the rest on Thursday). So for now, some filler links!

You think you've seen "The Godfather"? You haven't seen "The Godfather". But you will this September.

Was that Senator Patrick Leahy I saw in "The Dark Knight"? Why, yes, it was.

Hayao Miyazaki fanatics (of which I am one), take note: the master's new film just opened in Japan. No one's quite sure what it's about. I think you'll have to take a bunch of five-year-old kids and ask them.

Is Heath Ledger the new James Dean? Shame on you for asking, but maybe. Or maybe not.

And Glenn Kenny weighs in on A) why you should remember Evelyn Keyes (in photo above), and B) why "Mamma Mia!" made his flesh crawl. While I sympathize with his pain, I don't empathize; despite being an unholy mess, a gravity-sucking quasar of camp, and an unparalleled exercise in white Bollywood, the upcoming film actually gave me great, demented pleasure.

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2 comments so far...

  1. ty burr's film review of "the dark knight" (that unavoidably pays homage to the late talented young actor, heath ledger, who essayed batman's arch nemesis role, the joker) is a joy to read. it makes me feel like going to the theater to watch the film.

    in fact, ty's account is the best of the crop. others are too verbose, w/ thin content; the rest bore w/ their bland writing style. ty's review is imaginative, not to say in-depth ( in point of substance & message) & conjures up scenarios in the reader's mind as if one is watching the film on the big screen.

    thank you, mr. burr. thank you, boston globe.

    Posted by potenciano.jennifer July 17, 08 07:34 PM
  1. I wish you people would stop praising that movie just because Ledger died before the movie came out. Call me what you will, but I think a movie still has to be good before it can be enough to cause you to breathe hard. It was jumpy, long, anticlimactic and involved WAY WAY WAY too much dialogue. Batman should not be emo. It didn't work well for Spiderman; it doesn't work well for Batman

    Posted by Max July 28, 08 11:28 AM

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