Category Archives: BEYOND BATMAN FILMS

A year of sci-fi movies and shows

The Last Jedi hits the screens this week and we’ll see what comes out of it. So far, Rian Johnson is OK in my book. He did Brick, so I know he’s into film noir. He did The Brothers Bloom, … Continue reading

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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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