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BvS: DoJ, -*

Polemics aside, I’ve got to admit that Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t a perfect movie, and doesn’t really deserve *****. I gave it a 7/10 on IMDB, hedging between a *** and a **** review. It does suffer from … Continue reading

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BvS: DoJ, *****

There are a couple of caveats we need to get out there before you read this spoilertastic appraisal of Zak Snyder’s masterpiece. The first is that I hate Superman – both dramatically, and as a character. I’ve always sided with … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier [2014]

I really liked a lot of Iron Man 3, but my favourite part was the trick it plays on the audience. We begin the film with terrorism being committed in the name of “The Mandarin”, clearly modelled on your common … Continue reading

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The Dark Flaneur

Walter Benjamin has been on my mind since starting work in London. He was an essayist, that is to say proto-blogger, before WWII, and his ideas have gently permeated Western Thought ™. Amongst his many topics was the “Flaneur”, loosely, … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises [2012]

Finally saw this with Clare yesterday. I find myself deeply ambivalent about it. There was definitely a lot to love about it – it did all of the surface stuff quite well. Yet I left the theatre feeling unsatisfied and … Continue reading

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A perspective on Batman

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