Order, Chaos, and Faith: The Themes and Form of 'The Dark Knight' | 15 Nov 2015 // 9:30 PM
Originally a story about the perils of combating organised crime, The Dark Knight makes several radical departures that frequently result in the main characters being split among tonally disparate contexts whose relevance to each other is not always immediately evident.
The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category | 16 Feb 2015 // 9:30 PM
So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.
The Dark Knight | 16 Jul 2008 // 7:53 PM
Batman's dilemma in The Dark Knight is how to use his bad press, whether he will embrace it or continue to fight it.
Kept Crusader: Why We Love the Bat | 16 Jul 2012 // 4:10 AM
The obvious answer is... that Batman is us. Batman is a bigger than life adolescent dream. He's everything we wish we could be, including protector of the faith and righter of wrongs.
Sidekicks Rule! | 8 Nov 2010 // 7:00 AM
Ten examples of cinematic 'second bananas', the glue that holds most superhero/genre efforts together.
David Dastmalchian Jumps From DC to Marvel in 'Ant-Man', and Meets an Idol in the Process | 23 Jul 2015 // 7:52 AM
David Dastmalchian joins a small group of actors who have appeared in films from each of the two big competing names in comic books, DC and Marvel.
The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood | 23 Feb 2011 // 2:30 AM
LOS ANGELES — David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he