10 years ago today, superhero movies changed forever. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight debuted in US theaters on July 18th, 2008, and began showing in the UK one week later. The film was met with instant critical acclaim; it was compelling, action-packed, and beautifully shot. Each performance is absolutely pitch perfect, but chief among them is the… Continue reading The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later
Toy Story 3 is actually about the characters dying and going through their own Divine Comedy. The whole idea of reading the various locations of heaven-hell-and-purgatory isn’t exactly a new and revolutionary idea. It’s all there – Sunnyside Daycare is a rank-based system like purgatory, the dump is full of fire and a Dante-esque punishment… Continue reading TOP TEN GREATEST FAN THEORIES (April Fools Day 2018)
I had planned a different post for this week, but thankfully, Warner Bros. and DC always manages to have something stupid up their sleeve that I can write about. This post is a bit of follow-up to a post I wrote last year: Not every character has an important origin story, and that’s okay, I frankly… Continue reading Let me say it again; a Joker Origin Movie is an Awful Idea
With the release of Dunkirk, the action maestro Christopher Nolan has now released ten movies, and although this isn’t usually the kind of thing I would do on this site, I decided I would try to rank them. Now you notice that in the title for this post I point out that it’s MY ranking of the Nolan filmography;… Continue reading (My) Ranking of the Nolan Filmography
Is this the greatest film of the 21st century?
Two thousand years of western fiction have lead to what is one of the most common storytelling tropes. It’s been in everything from The Old Man and the Sea and The Grapes of Wrath to Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Characters who take exhibit qualities resembling the Bible’s Jesus Christ hold a special place in fiction, because of what they indicate… Continue reading Saint Peter Parker: Christian Allegory in Superhero Movies
Often, the best origin story is no origin story