Joeblade

Everything tagged with “Christian Bale”

  1. Review of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises

    While The Dark Knight Rises feels satisfying as you watch, it doesn't stand up to much scrutiny. Logically tenuous and structurally dubious, the film suffers from a surfeit of characters and plot. Worst of all, the film just feels pointless, a film that didn't need to exist and one that adds little to what came before.

  2. Review of Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

    I am completely gay for both Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and I'm a sucker for any film set in the 1930s, so Michael Mann's Public Enemies would seem to hit all the right buttons, telling the story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis' attempts to capture celebrity bank robber John Dillinger. Unfortunately some technical flaws and lackluster characterisation left me feeling a bit cold toward the whole affair.

  3. Trailer for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

    Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, telling the story of how gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd were taken down in the '30s.

  4. The Prestige

    Along with Aronofsky, Raimi and Singer, Christopher Nolan is one of the very few directors who I can really rely upon. A film with one of those names attached is, to me, a guarantee that I'll be enjoying myself.

  5. Batman Begins

    This was the one I've been waiting for. Not since the original Tim Burton/Michael Keaton outing has there been a good Batman film; the franchise style has been slowly whittled away by Joel Schumacher's love of dry ice, naked male torsos and high camp. Batman Begins was to be the one that redressed the balance. Did it?

  6. The Shape of Things to Come

    With 2004 nearly over, and fewer opportunities to be disappointed by awful films that promise much yet deliver little this year, I thought I'd have a look ahead to see what's in store.