The Dark Knight makes BBC’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films

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BBC Culture did something pretty fun today, as they released their list of the 100 Greatest American Films, as determined by a poll of 62 international film critics. How did they define what made an “American film”? If it got its funding from an American source, it was eligible to be selected. Here’s the full, […]

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s Third Act


The “titles” of Batman Begins showed the symbol of a bat formed in a swarm of bats, the titles of The Dark Knightshowed it in fire, now The Dark Knight Rises shows it in ice. The bats in Begins were a symbol of fear, the titles a metaphor for an identity forming out of shadows. The fire of The Dark Knight was like a wall of fire for that bat, that symbol, pushing through the chaos inflicted by the Joker. Now, the bat is, literally, the cracks in the ice formed by the isolation of Gotham City at the hands of Bane.

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Is Michael Uslan Actually Batman?


By Hannah Means-Shannon It’s no surprise that Michael Uslan’s panel drew celebrity-level crowds away from the con floor on Friday afternoon to wait in intricately directed lines just to hear about “How a Boy Who Loved Batman Brought a Dark and Serious Batman to the Silver Screen”. To say it was a big week for […]

Hathaway is Catwoman and Hardy is Bane in Dark Knight Rises

After months of speculation, we now know that Christopher Nolan isn’t giving up the Batman franchise without going into the sexy feminine side of the myth: Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES — and yes, that sounds pretty dirty. And the previously announced Tom Hardy will play back-breaker Bane, an escaped criminal who gets super strength after getting jacked on drugs. (Bane was responsible for breaking Batman’s spine in a ’90s comics storyline.)