Archive for tag: Frank Miller

Film Review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

22 August, 2014 (08:30) | by Robert Horton, Film Reviews | By: Robert Horton

In the hard-boiled narration describing the gnarly nighttime world of Sin City, people are constantly talking about how rough it is and how lethal the people are. They left out one thing: You could also die of boredom here. Or so it seems in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a sequel to the […]

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Blu-ray/DVD: ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘White Zombie’

31 January, 2013 (09:19) | Animation, Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD | By: Sean Axmaker

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (Warner) completes the DC Universe Animated Original adaptation of Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel, with Peter Weller voicing old man Bat with the cold edge of an angry survivor and Michael Emerson taking on The Joker with a perfectly underplayed glee for chaos. Like the first half (released […]

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Will Eisner, Frank Miller and “The Spirit”

24 December, 2008 (15:40) | by Sean Axmaker, Film Noir, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

“… I piped up with my own theories about the relationship between comic books and movies. Without realizing it, I’d essentially characterized comics as the poor man’s film, thinking each panel the equivalent of a frozen frame of celluloid. Will [Eisner] ripped me to pieces…. What counts, he told me, is panel content, the function […]

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