A quick review of one of the stranger characters in the Batman mythos; Azrael. After discovering him in the ‘Arkham’ games, I couldn’t believe he wasn’t more popular. I decided to buy his origin story and discover how he was introduced.
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.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo"
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.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: White Knight’ by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth"
Love it or hate it (or just think that Batman Begins is the superior film), Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is about to hit 10 years old. In honour of that fact, here’s an essay I did analysing the British Media’s strange outrage at the film’s 12A rating.Read more "The Dark Knight at 10 – An In-depth Look at the British Media’s Call for Censorship"
A review of DC’s latest attempt to replicate the MCU. Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.Read more "Suicide Squad (2016) Review"
“We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.” Let’s get this out of the way first. I’m part of the minority of people who think that Christopher Nolan is ever so slightly overrated. Yeah The Dark […]Read more "Interstellar (2014) A Not Too Spoilery Review"
Title – Insomnia Released – 2002 Director – Christopher Nolan Starring – Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank Review – Christopher Nolan’s follow up to his brilliant first film Memento is perhaps his best ever. Unlike most Nolan films there’s no gimmick to Insomnia, and at first it seems like a standard police procedural. But things soon go wrong for city cop Pacino as […]Read more "100 Words or Less – Insomnia"