It was announced last week that film director Joel Schumacher had passed away from cancer. Many people may not know who Joel Schumacher was but if you are a Batman fan, you will know that name and probably remember it with disdain. He also directed a film version of Phantom of the Opera based on… Continue reading In defence of Joel Schumacher.
Normally I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to awards season in film, because most of the films nominated are films I’ve never heard and almost certainly haven’t seen. But this year, one film broke into the party from a genre that is generally ignored by the various academies and guilds. Superhero movies generally… Continue reading Did Joker break the glass ceiling for superhero films at award ceremonies?
Now I am an enormous Batman fan. I love the Dark Knight's mythos, the films, the video games, the tv series. He is my favourite comic book character and the reason why, no matter how much better the MCU films are than the DCEU, I prefer DC over Marvel. I said it. Fight me. Come… Continue reading Joker.