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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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Bruce Wayne vs. Francisco d’Anconia

Batman made his debut in Detective Comics in 1939 and then 18 years later a similar character showed up in the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged. That character is Francisco d’Anconia. These are two of my favorite fictional heroes, and … Continue reading

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The Subtle Symmetry of the Entire Dark Knight Trilogy

My readers deserve a better class of article. And I’m gonna give it to ‘em. You will never look at Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy the same. This one is a real doozy. Remember my Cinematic Chiasmus on the entire … Continue reading

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Cinematic Chiasmus: The Dark Knight Trilogy

This is not a typical Cinematic Chiasmus. I have written an ambitious article detailing how Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises mirror each other quite breathtakingly. The only problem is that the article is so huge that I have … Continue reading

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10 Villains Who Think They Are Heroes

Not every movie villain is interested in being evil. Some are misguided or wrongly believe that they are completely in the right. They see the supposed heroes of the story as hindrances to their righteous cause. Let’s examine 10 bad … Continue reading

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The Surprising Parallels of Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan

The careers of Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan are on inverted trajectories. The greater Nolan rises, the lower Shyamalan falls. Their films have a surprising amount in common with each other, in terms of subject matter, but Nolan just … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Dark Knight Rises vs. Toy Story 3

There are several spoilers in this review, so please don’t read beyond this point if you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises and you don’t want to know plot details. You’ve been warned. When I first thought of this article, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Satans: The Joker vs. General Zod

Two of my favorite sequels of all time are The Dark Knight and Superman II. Both of them expand the heroes’ story and deepen the world they inhabit. A lot of the success of these films can be credited directly … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Sherlock Holmes (2009) vs. Batman Begins

It’s time for one of the greatest showdowns of all time! The world’s greatest detective (Sherlock Holmes, of course) vs. the world’s greatest detective (Batman, naturally)! In honor of the upcoming release of Sherlock Holmes 2, I’m going to show … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: DreamWorks Animation Triple Feature!

Over the past few years, the quality of DreamWorks Animation’s films has gone up dramatically. They’ve given Pixar a run for its money with great movies like Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. What has suddenly … Continue reading

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