• The Joker art in pastels
    Articles,  Films/Movies/Cinema

    The Dark Knight – twelve years later

    American TV critic James Poniewozik has talked about every generation’s need to “remake its screen superheroes in its own image.” At first glance, it’s indisputable. But when you think about the fact that on July 18, 2020, The Dark Knight completed twelve years, and consider its continued, if not increased, relevance, it begs the question of what makes certain works of art timeless. What is it about them that appeals and conforms to every zeitgeist? To do that, we need to go back in time, to the genesis of the modern-day superhero, before whizzing forward to 2008 when Nolan’s genius…

  • Superman
    Films/Movies/Cinema,  General,  Reviews

    Man of Steel (A film review).

    Man of Steel was the most highly anticipated superhero movie of 2013 after the immense success of The Avengers and the Batman-trilogy-concluding The Dark Knight Rises last year. Directed by 300’s Zack Snyder, produced by none other than Christopher Nolan and written by David Goyer and Nolan (the team that worked on the Batman films), expectations were bound to be unfairly high. And though the film itself doesn’t reach those expected heights, there is much to enjoy in this reboot of DC Comics’ (and the world’s) original superhero. At this point, I’d like to clarify that Superman has never been…

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan
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    Inception

    Inception (2010) Directed by Christopher Nolan. Definitely one of the best films of the year 2010. After the 3 odd hours I spent in the oddly comforting darkness of the movie theatre, I was safetly about to put Nolan at the top of my favourite directors list. There aren’t many filmmakers of the current generation who have consistently delivered innovative and pioneering films. “Inception” can be added to the highly impressive list that is “Memento”, “The Prestige”, “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and the most recent “The Dark Knight Rises” – brain-teasers where none of the gaps are filled without…

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