Category Archives: BEYOND BATMAN FILMS

On Westerns – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are a few more reasons why I enjoy western movies:           Besides the gritty mood and aesthetics, I like the fact that westerns usually have something to say … Continue reading

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On Westerns – part 1

When I wrote about Quentin Tarantino films last month, I promised to follow up with comic suggestions for fans of The Hateful Eight. I’ll include a couple of recommendations in my next post, but before that let me share a … Continue reading

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Classic gothic horror films

If it’s true that Batman fans should enjoy other gothic comics, then of course the same goes for gothic movies. In the first film list I did for this blog, I suggested Dead of Night and The Unknown as examples … Continue reading

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Film noir detective stories – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are more film suggestions for fans of noir detective stories: DEAD RECKONING (1947) -Put Christmas in your eyes and keep your voice low. Tell me about paradise and … Continue reading

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Film noir detective stories – part 1

Although film noir was a product of the 1940s and (arguably) the 1950s, since then its serpentine plots, mordant dialogue, and shadowy atmosphere have persistently inspired spoofs as well as straight-faced pastiches, including several Batman comics. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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The Batman spirit on the silver screen – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are another 10 movies that fans of Batman comics can enjoy instead of Zack Snyder’s upcoming blockbuster: Ed Wood Forget Tim Burton’s Batman films. It’s in this biopic … Continue reading

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The Batman spirit on the silver screen – part 1

While I couldn’t be more cynical about the ridiculously titled Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice (is it a court case exposé?), I’m here to argue that cinephile fans of Batman comics should have nothing to fear. If you dig … Continue reading

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