What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

After ‘The Dark Knight’ was released, the Joker became a pop culture icon. People worshipped him, slapping pictures of the character onto clothes and merchandise. You couldn’t escape people doing impressions and asking you “why so serious?”

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo use the story of lowlife Jonny Frost to give us an alternative look at the Joker, and make you think twice before buying that t-shirt with his picture on.

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What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: White Knight’ by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth

Batman: White Knight is an Elseworlds-esque thriller which sees the Joker become a good guy and try to save Gotham City from the unregulated, violent Batman. It is superb and original.

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My Top 5 Films of 2017 (So Far)

So far so good; 2017 is shaping up to be pretty fantastic year for cinema. Sure there’s been some duds but there’s also been some sure-to-be future classics too.

Perhaps most surprisingly though is the fact that a lot of these aren’t coming from the usual avant-garde places, but rather from big bad Hollywood.

Read on, tell me if you agree with my picks, and let me know what your favourite films of 2017 have been!

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