Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Heath Ledger on a Skateboard

The Dark Knight – the film that changed the way the Academy voted on Best Picture, remains among the best films to ever waft in their direction, whether they were smart enough, in mass, to notice, or not. This great (photoshopped) pic just turned up on Nervemedia’s...
Posted On 16 Sep 2011

Inception: Why So Serious?

Although I missed the whole thing, apparently there was a sort of Twitter fight about whether or not the Dark Knight fan base had it in for anyone who dared to say a negative thing about Inception. This, because some have seen the movie and others haven’t. Those who...
Posted On 06 Jul 2010

Will The Ten Best Picture Nominees Impact Women?

Women & Hollywood took the question to the several female voices in the business: Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator, The Abyss and Punisher: War Zone I’m delighted the Academy has made this decision – now lesser known indie films, strong dramas or musicals, and...
Posted On 26 Jun 2009

2008′s Best Film on HBO June 13

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Posted On 08 Jun 2009

Is Watchmen the Next Dark Knight?

Anne Thompson asks, in her column at the Daily Beast. I think we all know the answer to that question. The Dark Knight was, I think, a bit of a fluke. It had a lot of things coming together at once, including the untimely death of Heath Ledger, that gave it magic it...
Posted On 06 Mar 2009

The Dark Knight Continues to Generate Talk

I’m trying to drop it but others keep bringing it up and if they’re going to bring it up, well, what can do but go back on the offense. Sorry, readers, guilty. David Poland writes this: One of the blog commenters can’t seem to separate why Slumdog won from why...
Posted On 25 Feb 2009

Old News is Good News

The Bagger points us to this story by Linda Obst appearing in the Atlantic. For us, it’s a news flash (cue the “get over it,” “move beyond it,” “[fill in the blank] fangirl” comments): But in an apparent act of masochism, we in the...
Posted On 21 Feb 2009

Bagger Comes Around…

If only, if only. New drinking game. Every time someone writes “Get over it! The Dark Knight sucked!” That’s one. “Sasha is such a fangirl!” That’s worth a tequila shot. This scene, by the way, is one of my favorites.
Posted On 11 Feb 2009

The State of the Race: Happy Endings

Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year’s Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas – a Bollywood-esque movie, a film where two men openly kiss in the first few...
Posted On 11 Feb 2009

Hate to Disagree But…

David Carr writing for the New York Times: Sure, the big studio movie “The Dark Knight” came up short, but that probably had less to do with who made it and how much it brought in than with a third act that left some moviegoers and Academy members cold and confused. Nope....
Posted On 22 Jan 2009