Review: Batman (1989)

Despite not seeing it theatres, I remember Batman being this almost omnipresent blockbuster due to the studio’s enormous advertising blitz which seemed endless. Jack Nicholson’s Joker was an image burned into my memory, transfixed by that grotesque grin with mixed feelings of fright and fascination. Since then, Nicholson’s legendary incarnation has reached Coca-Cola levels of […]

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Review: Beetlejuice (1988)

Tim Burton was sent several scripts following the success of his directorial debut feature Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, but quickly became disheartened by their lack of imagination and originality; then came a script from novelist and screenwriter Michal McDowell, whom Stephen King had once called “the finest writer of paperback originals in America today”. Delighted by what McDowell had

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Review: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Fitting in nicely with the film’s optimistic ending in which our trio of heroes arrive to a new century, Sleepy Hollow ushered Australian movie-goers into the new millennium, opening in cinemas on New Year’s Day. I was on school holidays during a particularly hot summer and I went to see Tim Burton’s gothic mystery with

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