THE DARK KNIGHT: Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn

The Dark Knight (2008) – Directed by Christopher Nolan – Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai White, Tiny Lister, Chin Han, Nestor Carbonell, William Fichtner, and Cillian Murphy. THE DARK KNIGHT is a big, complicated, extremely well made, grown up movie. This…

BATMAN BEGINS: All Creatures Feel Fear

Batman Begins (2005) – Directed by Christopher Nolan – Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache, and Rade Serbedzija. There is this thing that happens with superhero movies where the second films in trilogies tend to…

BATMAN AND ROBIN: There’s Something About an Anatomically Correct Rubber Suit That Puts Fire in a Girl’s Lips

Batman and Robin (1997) – Directed by Joel Schumacher – Starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Pat Hingle, John Glover, and Michael Gough. BATMAN AND ROBIN is widely recognized as one of the worst films of all-time, and it is completely deserving of this dishonor. If you came here expecting…

BATMAN FOREVER: The Circus Must Be Halfway to Metropolis by Now

Batman Forever (1995) – Directed by Joel Schumacher – Starring Val Kilmer, Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Chris O’Donnell, Pat Hingle, Drew Barrymore, René Auberjonois, Ed Begley Jr., Debi Mazar, and Michael Gough. BATMAN FOREVER is a louder and dumber Batman film than its two immediate predecessors, but it’s also a film designed…

BATMAN RETURNS: Sickos Never Scare Me. At Least They’re Committed.

Batman Returns (1992) – Directed by Tim Burton – Starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Pat Hingle, Vincent Schiavelli, Diane Salinger, and Paul Reubens. “For much of my life, I lived under the myth that record labels were inherently evil. I was ceaselessly reminded that corporate forces stopped…

BATMAN (1989): I’m Only Laughing On the Outside

Batman (1989) – Directed by Tim Burton – Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. And thus was born the modern superhero movie. At least, that’s how history should have gone. Tim Burton’s BATMAN is an artistic masterpiece and proved itself a tremendous…