Batman is a Tool: A Review of The Dark Knight

(This was first published on my myspace blog, in a slightly different form. I hope you all find it annoying, brash, poorly articulated, with a sloppy, ill-defined and barely supported thesis, but kind of funny. Most of all, I hope that it inspires a few comments, which I welcome. Sincerely, Dana B.) “Industrially produced fiction has become one of … Continue reading Batman is a Tool: A Review of The Dark Knight

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Rebellion and Freedom from Living Hell

By David Gilmour [originally posted on June 23, 2008; replaced with updated version on July 18, 2008] Films Reviewed: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007), The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004), and Whose Life Is It Anyway? (John Badham, 1981). April, the cruelest month? Choosing three films about the plights of three … Continue reading Rebellion and Freedom from Living Hell

Producer’s Film Picks for July 2008

For those of you who did not get a handout at the TFC monthly meeting last night, here are the Producer's Committee film picks for next month. Producer’s Committee Film Picks for July 2008   DVD choices:   SHALL WE DANCE, aka DANSU WO SHIMASHO KA? (1997) Directed by Masayuki Suo @ 136 minutes; in … Continue reading Producer’s Film Picks for July 2008