THE BATMAN – Review by Susan Granger

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is a brooding, noir’ish interpretation of the DC Comics superhero, focusing for almost three hours on a sorrowful, conflicted Dark Knight, haunted by serious psychological issues involving his late father. Working with cinematographer Greig Fraser and production designer James Chinlund, director/writer Matt Reeves bathes the film in a bleak, inky blackness, enhanced by Michael Giacchino’s symphonic score.

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THE BATMAN – Review by T. J. Callahan

The Batman is set 20 years after the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents. It’s Halloween and Gotham’s “on the take” political leaders are being killed by the sadistic Riddler…forcing Batman to scrutinize the city’s corruption and the Wayne family’s possible involvement. The Batman is a throwback private eye film and a psychological thriller. It’s more True Detective and less Super Hero.

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KIMI – Review by Martha K Baker

Kimi, like Siri and Alexa, is the name of a voice-activated digital assistant (a VADA?). Kimi’s job is to help customers shop, cook, turn on lights, etc. Angela Childs’ job is to repair techno-booboos, so she has to listen. While Angela keeps her ear cocked for mistakes in the system, she hears what might be a murder.

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KIMI – Review by Susan Granger

Steven Soderbergh’s low-budget techno-thriller revolves around a next-generation virtual assistant, like Siri and Alexa, but named Kimi. Paranoid Angela Childs is a tech analyst, working remotely from her sprawling Seattle loft/apartment. Since she’s agoraphobic, she spends a great deal of time looking out of the window. So do her nosy neighbors Terry from across the street who makes periodic booty calls and creepy Kevin armed with binoculars

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 11-17: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Opening May 15, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller’s high octane reboot of his 1979 post apocalyptic action classic, with Tom Hardy taking the lead as unassuming rebel Max Rockatansky Read on…

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