5 Other Halloween Movies

Halloween is here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with a movie marathon. Everyone has their own playlist, and certain titles get a lot of traction, including the slasher classic named after the holiday. Personally, I like to change things up every year. While I’ve got a few I always try to …

Dancing with the Bat in the Pale Moonlight: Burton’s Batman 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, DC Comics’ Dark Knight was brought to theaters in Batman, a darkly stylistic representation of one of comics’ greatest heroes. But the road to Gotham was not without its difficulties. In 1966, the live-action Batman TV series starring Adam West – affectionately referred to as the “Bright Knight” due to its light, …

Whatever Gotham Needs Him to Be

Batman, like most comic characters, has gone through many different phases and versions over his seventy-seven-year history, from dark avenger to silly goofball to a sort of swashbuckling adventurer, with many different shades mixed in. His cinematic exploits have followed suit, portraying him alternately as a creature of the night and a campy punster. While …