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    Ranking the Films of the Caped Crusader

    For almost 50 years, Batman has graced the silver screen.  Whether working solo or accompanied by sidekicks and associates, Gotham City is continually saved by his enduring presence.  Even though the eight theatrical live-action films featuring the Caped Crusader have had their ups and downs, there is no denying his appeal as a lead character. […] More

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    Faith and Chaos: Overreaching themes in the Dark Knight Trilogy

    Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman have been one of the most complex characters in pop culture, endlessly analyzed, since his first appearance 75 years ago. From comics, to television and to film, Batman and his creators have designed a layered, flawed and fascinating character. Never was this truer than in director Christopher Nolan’s […] More

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    How Politicizing Batman Gets Dangerous

    As far as most people can tell, though the actual chronology tends to get confusing, it all started with the late Andrew Brietbart. In between the right wing of American politics stomping up and down about Hollywood liberals like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, occasionally they take a break and instead summarily hijack a beloved […] More

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    10 Ways That Tim Burton Did Batman Better Than Nolan

    It’s time that we get over the Dark Knight Trilogy. Yes The Dark Knight is a great movie. But Batman Begins is just a good movie and The Dark Knight Rises with it’s absurd plot holes and magic orphan vision is like Prometheus with a cape. The fundamental problem with Nolan’s ultra-realism is that it can’t support […] More

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    Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #13: Breaking Batman

    In the extra-big 13th episode of the Hey You Geeks podcast we are breaking Batman. With yet another new Batman incarnation in the works with Ben Affleck, we thought it would be fun to pick through each of the live action Batman films from 1966-2012 in search of their failures and successes. We’re breaking it […] More

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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 2000s

    Villains are an essential part of genre cinema.  Though scores of filmmakers have attempted to create truly great villains throughout the history of film, only a few have succeeded in achieving this difficult goal. This article will take a look at the great film villains of the 2000’s. The criteria for this article is the […] More

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    Francesco Francavilla’s Batman 1972 Artwork

    Award-winning & NY Times Best Selling Creator, Comicbook Artist, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator, Francesco Francavilla, really outdid himself this time around with his take on Batman, set in a 1970’s styling. You’ve never seen Batman quite like this, as the Dark Knight smokes, wears a leather coat and drives a cool 70s BatMobile. I especially […] More

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    How The Dark Knight Rises is an inspirational story of overcoming depression

    Welcome to Strange Interpretations, a new column on Sound on Sight, positioned somewhere between thought provoking symbolic truth seeking and experimental novelty. Each week, a well known motion picture will be put on the operating table in the asylum’s film studies theatre and dissected to prove that a bizarre hidden meaning exists, running underneath the narrative arteries…sort of like the thing from The Thing. More

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