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Is ‘Joker’ the Best Film of 2019?

Posted in Film, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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“Hitler, as the point of convergence for so many nostalgias, resentments and anxieties, became a historical figure.”

– Joachim Fest, Hitler

In the wake of the Sandy Hook School Shooting in 2012, President Obama gave a press conference during which he beseeched Americans to support the introduction of basic mental health screenings for gun buyers. Continue reading

'I Am The Joker'

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The Dark Knight Rises is an above average-action film, and certainly enjoyable. The first thing that came to my lips was, ‘It’s not as good as the last one’, but  the truth is, The Dark Knight was something entirely different from the other films in the trilogy. Continue reading

The Dark Knight

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I sat down and had another go at Batman Begins the other night. After sitting through the first ridiculous half-hour, it sucked me in. It’s a great looking film, and distinctly Christopher Nolan; he’s only 41 (so says Wikipedia) and he’s been permitted to make a whole lot of frighteningly big-budget films, real close together. How you feel about them depends on whether you feel that his tropes are strongly established (a Kubrickian sense of individuals dwarfed by technology and architecture, organised along ruthlessly symmetrical lines) or all a bit repetitive. I’m willing to ascribe to the former. Continue reading

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