The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008) – For a long time people dismissed comic books. I mean it’s obviously not as bad as it once was when a prick named Frederick Wertham published a bullshit book called Seduction of the Innocent which led to the burning of comic books and self-imposed industry censorship for decades. In fact most … Continue reading

Network (1976)

Network (1976) – The following article was originally published on on 29 April 2011. “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a … Continue reading

21 Jump Street (2012)

21 Jump Street (2012) – I think there’s no better introduction for this movie than some dialogue that Nick Offerman (playing a police captain) has in his only scene in this movie. While talking about the undercover operation that forms the central premise of the movie he describes it as a program from the 80s. … Continue reading

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) — This movie had me right up until the end when things came apart a little at the end narratively speaking. The main thing to get excitied about is a return to form for Terry Gilliam, whose last great film was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas from 1998 … Continue reading