THE DARK KNIGHT JOKES: How JOKER builds on Nolan’s revolutionary thesis

When in 2012 the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, arrived on the landscape, it suggested a conclusion to a series which defied convention. Batman doesn’t simply defeat the villain and live to protect Gotham City another day. He has to die (or at the least the symbol of him hasContinue reading “THE DARK KNIGHT JOKES: How JOKER builds on Nolan’s revolutionary thesis”

Mutated Anxiety at the Millennium: X-Men (2000)

With X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the horizon, a film predicted to signal the end of the original iteration of the X-Men franchise, I’ve decided to go back and revisit this highly influential collection of comic-book movies. We start with Bryan Singer’s original, 2000’s X-Men… Though not always discussed in the annals of great comic-book cinema,Continue reading “Mutated Anxiety at the Millennium: X-Men (2000)”

The Company of Wolves (1984) – The Filmography of Neil Jordan

In a brand new project, I am going to be looking weekly at the complete cinematic, feature-length filmography of a director in the run up to a newly-released piece of work. In the first Filmography project, in advance of his new film Greta to be released in April 2019, I’m looking at celebrated Irish filmmakerContinue reading “The Company of Wolves (1984) – The Filmography of Neil Jordan”