• Superman On The Couch
    Books,  General,  Reviews

    Superman On The Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves And Our Society (Danny Fingeroth).

    I’m the first to admit that I love superheroes. But I’m also the first to give the disclaimer of being a relative beginner when it comes to calling myself a comic book fan. In the intertextual, modern world of today, we face interesting dilemmas where many of the newer fans of the genre have their introduction (and hence subsequent knowledge, and much of the exposure) from the screen or TV versions of their superheroes. My personal introduction was via comic books as a kid but much of my later relationship with the field has been through the screen mediums. So…

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan
    Films/Movies/Cinema,  General,  Reviews

    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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