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It's "The Dark Knight" week here at the Movigoer.  We're only a day and a half away from the first screening, an 11:59 showing in Little Rock, which is sold out at the IMAX. 

Scott Foundas of Village Voice released his review of the film.  It's tasty.  He writes of Ledger, "By now, of course, you know that the Joker is played by Heath Ledger in the last role he completed before his death, this past January, at the age of 28. And it is perhaps the best compliment one can pay to this gifted young actor to say that his performance here would have cemented his legend even if he'd lived to see the film's release."

Of the film's director, Chris Nolan, he notes, "I should add that Nolan also delivers the kick-ass goods, from an opening bank heist à la Michael Mann to a climactic episode of vehicular mayhem à la William Friedkin." 

And this from Maryann Johanson, the Flick Filosopher:

"Everything about this is wrong.

"It’s wrong that Heath Ledger is dead, that he’s gone and will give us no more like this, a performance that is so heartstoppingly, terrifyingly authentic that it barely seems like performance. It’s wrong that we’ve lost his promise, that we’ve lost what he might have given us a decade from now, two decades from now. I cried for him, watching this, and for us."


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