Random thoughts on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ with spoilers

Imposing in scale and length, The Dark Knight Rises takes viewers on a scenic but meandering journey — two hours and 45 minutes — that can test the limits of patience. But that's OK. Thanks to some great acting and incredibly satisfying final scenes, these indulgences are easily forgiven. TDKR wraps up Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy … Continue reading Random thoughts on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ with spoilers

G3 Review: ‘Comic Con IV – A Fan’s Hope’

If you have a friend or family member who is baffled by con culture, show them the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope. With sincerity and affection, it explains to the uninitiated and/or judgmental the world that our crowd knows so well. Alas, we live in a society that interprets wearing a giant, … Continue reading G3 Review: ‘Comic Con IV – A Fan’s Hope’

‘Wonder Women’ Documentary is Powerful Viewing

“What are the consequences for women when they are strong, and when they are the central actors of their own lives?” It isn’t hyperbole to say that every comic book fan should see “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” the excellent documentary that premeired last month at the South by Southwest Film Festival. … Continue reading ‘Wonder Women’ Documentary is Powerful Viewing

Wonder Women! Gives Heroines Their Due

A revealing clip from the fabulous-looking documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, makes a powerful case for the necessity of this film. In a series of street interviews, people of both sexes begin rattling off the names of comic book characters, and not a single female comes up. Not even Wonder Woman. … Continue reading Wonder Women! Gives Heroines Their Due