Barbarians in Charge: Robert Joustra on The Dark Knight Rises

Robert Joustra, the senior editor of Comment magazine and a contributor to this book, emailed me this morning in response to my review of The Dark Knight Rises. If you've seen the movie and are thus not worried about spoilers, you might find his thoughts interesting, as I did: … [Read more...]

Diagnosis: A Disappointing Dark Knight

This weekend I read a lot of reviews of The Dark Knight Rises to see how other people were taking it.Two pieces in particular were especially damning, pretty much nailing the coffin shut on Christopher Nolan's Batman... and maybe on Nolan's ouvre as a whole, for this moviegoer.  … [Read more...]

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Dark Knight

I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.- Batman Okay, no, Batman didn’t say those things. Bob Dylan did.But those lyrics certainly sound like something Bruce Wayne might say in The Dark Knight Rises, the overbearingly ponderous, furiously violent, relentlessly climactic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy. … [Read more...]


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