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In Defense of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Movies

No one can mistake Joel Schumacher’s two Batman films for masterpieces. Nor can they call me a Schumacher fan, especially after I lambasted his atrocious St. Elmo’s Fire, which he took sole credit for both writing and directing. But I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Speeches in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

What really sets Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy apart from Tim Burton’s and Joel Schumacher’s films isn’t necessarily their music (Danny Elfman arguably composed the definitive Batman theme music for the first Batman), action sequences (which are surprisingly few and … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Batman Begins vs. The Shadow (1994)

It turns out that the film that restored dignity to the Batman franchise has the exact same story as a failed adaptation of a 1930s radio show. I’m talking about 2005’s Batman Begins and 1994’s underrated action film, The Shadow. … 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: Inception vs. Mary Poppins

Since I first saw Inception in theaters, it has been needling in my mind. Not because it’s a bad film, but because it is so creative and unique that I wanted so badly to come up with an equally creative … Continue reading

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What Is Christopher Nolan’s Legacy in the Batman Mythology?

Now that The Dark Knight Rises has been out on DVD and Blu-Ray for a while and most of the hype surrounding it has calmed down, it’s a good time to discuss Christopher Nolan’s legacy in the whole Batman mythology. Will … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Primer

Get ready for a wild ride. Primer is probably the best movie you’ve never heard of. It was made for less than $10,000, and it was released with little fanfare in 2004. But despite its low-budget feel and lack of … Continue reading

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