The Dark Knight Rises, which as you may have heard is coming out this Friday, had its world premiere last in New York City. Here are an excessive number of pictures from the event for your viewing enjoyment:
Yes. Critics did get it wrong about Only God Forgives. But the Cannes Film Festival is not really the right place for such a genre film to find its following, even if the 2011 jury really loved Drive, and gave it the Director prize. It is even less easily digestible than Drive, because there is hardly any narrative, plot, or even dialogue (Ryan Gosling has about fifteen lines in total, and responds to the characters interactions with him in reactionary glances and expressions): it relies entirely on mood and atmosphere to build its tension and sense of looming dread. But, Kristin Scott Thomas's Donatella Versace-meets-lady Macbeth revenge driven matriarch all but gets down on her knees to gnaw at the scenery, giving the film a splash of twisted, maccabre humour. A film this stylish and calibrated is far too interesting to be a "bad" movie.