Note: This review discusses the 2022 Batman film (including references to tone and general subject matter), but specifically and intentionally strives to keep things vague. People who have not seen the film may find that reading this review creates a “bias,” but no specific spoilers are revealed (every surprise and plot twist is still waiting, if you choose to see the film after reading).Continue reading
Horror (done right) greatly resembles romance (in general nature).
The story begins with flirtation, with “hints of what could be” and the question of “what else is going to happen right now,” but it’s almost always a tease, almost always “not yet time.”Continue reading
Impossible is their specialty.
A strong first installment, which overshadows its sequels.
Every success fans the flames, attracting new enemies.
Escalating conflicts keep characters and audiences off balance, focused on the matter at hand, so that they don’t realize where they’re going until the end.
When sword and sorcery fail, only words remain.
Dialogue focused scenes drive stories inward, emphasizing the character’s inner conflict.