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Armond White: Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises Markets Mediocrity

Written by Armond White on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

dark-knight-rises-mano-a-mano-300x168 A better movie than The Dark Knight Rises would invite discussion of its content, but interpretation (“What’s that?” say Avengers fans) isn’t even required of this third entry in Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. A film of empty spectacle, its actual content (formulaic violence, humorless dialogue, unvarying solemnity) runs second to the blatant process of supplying [&hellip
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Armond White: Knight Rises, Culture Falls

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Anne-Hathaway-in-The-Dark-Knight-Rises-300x177 How Internet fanaticism over The Dark Knight Rises overtakes film culture Already, The Dark Knight Rises has caused movie media to embarrass itself. Those front page headlines in both the Daily News (four stars) and New York Post (four stars) are heralds of film journalism’s decline into boosterism. It’s happened before and will happen again. [&hellip
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