Monthly Archives: July 2012

Batman: The Character Of A City

Anton Furst chose to die by architecture. It’s darkly fitting, because the production designer of Tim Burton’s Batman films had hinted to us that architecture could kill — specifically, that a city could be a mad thing, hostile to the … Continue reading

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Vince Gilligan Reads My Shit

… or somebody at Breaking Bad does — or more likely just thinks like me — because this scene from Season 4, episode 2 is the exact confab I launched on Halloween 2010 at the Film Freak Central blog, spurred … Continue reading

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Things I Liked And Disliked About THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Spoilers. LIKED: Andrew Garfield Blinky, twitchy, mumbly, maybe a dash too much of each, sure — but his Peter Parker is a smart, bruised kid who’s jittery with the fear that he’ll lose even more than he already has.

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“I had a friend,” my oldest son said, about this time a year ago. “His name was John Wilson.” “Did you?” I asked. We were at the breakfast table. “Uh-huh. He gave me lots of presents, and he gave me … Continue reading

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