Batman writer Tom King has an excellent grasp on what makes Batman an interesting character underneath the cowl. But what of tackling The Dark Knight’s mightiest foes?
Les Misérables is a very old book, written to a very old political context. How appropriate, then, that it is still exactly the thing we need to hear.
Rebounding from a poorly received first season, the Marvel/Netflix collaboration Iron Fist turns out a stronger outing, with pervading themes of addiction and recovery.
Although utilizing a church setting and speaking of environmentalism, First Reformed is actually about neither of those things.
We’re all familiar with the phrase “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” The same can be said of time. But there’s more than one way to waste time, and time well spent isn’t always what we think it is. Christopher Robin is here to challenge misconceptions about fruitful living; “doing nothing often leads to the very best something.”
After a brief respite from the theme of grief, Tom King returns to it in full force with his third volume in the revamped Batman series. In so doing, he analyzes the psyche of Batman as a still-grieving 10-year old boy (what comic writer hasn’t, after all), but also puts a magnifying glass on Bane in a similar light.
If I were asked to boil the message of Jason Reitman’s Tully down to one sentence, I may say, “Parenting sucks.”