Tag Archives: The Dark Knight

10 Years On: The Dark Knight (2008)

With my latest look back at the staying power and impact of a key film, I have to address an elephant in the room. Everything about THE DARK KNIGHT, even after a decade is still overshadowed by Heath Ledger’s tragic … Continue reading

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Review: The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

The opening gambit in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE has Will Arnett’s gravelly Caped Crusader passing comment on the logos of all the production companies involved, and this made me wish he could do the same for some of the Oscar … Continue reading

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Top 4: Cinematic Experiences

One of the most common questions fired at a film buff is “what’s your favourite movie?” For most worshipers at the alter of digital and celluloid projection, it’s a near-impossible question to answer. Far easier to contemplate is top cinematic … Continue reading

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Sons, Knights, Tights and Bat-nipples: The Best and Worst of Batman and Superman

With BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE finally hitting theatres, I thought I’d take a look at some of DC’s two most iconic heroes’ cinematic outings of the past – the good, the bad, and the mishandled. Best Batman: BATMAN: … Continue reading

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If Batman v Superman somehow bombs, what then?

It’s almost unthinkable, I know, but what would it mean if BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE bombs critically and/or commercially when it is finally released later this month? At the very least it might sound the death knell for … Continue reading

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All Hail Caesar and His Empire!

Something is changing at a grass-roots level, even if the Hollywood establishment don’t quite seem ready to accept it. On Sunday night at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards, the film awards voted for entirely by the public, Andy Serkis was … Continue reading

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Review: Interstellar (2014)

Well, you can’t say Christopher Nolan lacked ambition with his latest endeavor, but I find myself wishing he’d attempted a little less so he could actually pull off a little more in practice. INTERSTELLAR will surely go down as Nolan’s … Continue reading

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Superhero Movies Before They Were Cool

Once upon a time, superhero movies were not the norm. They didn’t dominate. They certainly weren’t the most popular and profitable film genre on the planet. Hollywood had had dalliances with comic book adaptations, for sure – Christopher Reeve’s SUPERMAN … Continue reading

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Greatest Oscar Injustices 2004-2013

The selection of the Academy Awards is an unfair, flawed system. Everyone knows that. Not long to go now before this year’s awards, so here’s my pick of the biggest mistakes the Academy made over the last decade, and the … Continue reading

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Review: Man of Steel (2013)

MAN OF STEEL is a much better sci-fi movie than it is a Superman movie. If Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer had been as interested in what Superman represents as a character on Earth as they evidently … Continue reading

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