Archive | July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan’s third and final instalment of his Dark Knight tale ends as dramatically and beautifully as it began. The genesis story was told efficiently in Batman Begins, along with Bruce Wayne’s training by the League of Shadows, under mentor and long term antagonist Ra’s Al Ghul. However, it was the sinister spectacle of Gotham City and its villainous underbelly that was established. The Dark Knight continued the story, with the title character taking centre stage. The winged suit was donned heavily throughout and though it began to suggest the emotional conflict between Bruce and his masked alter-ego, it wasn’t Master Wayne’s moment to shine. Read More…

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Whether having read the book or not, the nature of climatic events in this slow burning narrative are relatively predictable from the off, fortunately this isn’t a problem. The narrative is engaging yet twisted as Lynne Ramsey studies a mother/son relationship in a fractured format, slowly revealing, side by side, the build-up to the event and the resultant aftermath. Read More…