Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films

“Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”

Christopher Nolan is a fascinating director. He is perhaps best understood by comparing his first film (Following) and his most recent film, at the time of original publication (Tenet). Both films best capture what he seems to value most in movies: mood & atmosphere. He is not a plot-detailed oriented director. At least, there is little to no evidence to suggest he values that. He cares about the feeling watching a movie gives you. The story of his films is the pull between that desire to pursue focusing on a film’s vibes and Hollywood conventions that focus more on plot and traditional means of characterization. The results have been mixed to say the least but rarely boring. Continue reading Ranking the Christopher Nolan Films

The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 4 (The Rebirth Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and we’ll finish up with the longest and most recent, Dan Jurgens’ Rebirth Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 3 (The Tim Drake Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and the worst of them is finally upon us, as Dan Jurgens takes the helm for… The Tim Drake Era.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 2 (The Actually Good Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and next up is The Actually Good, written by Adam Beechen and Kyle Higgins.

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The Matt Signal Beyond – Batman Beyond Comics: Part 1 (The Tie-In Era)

Contrary to my original claim I wouldn’t be covering the Batman Beyond comics because there are so many more of them than their BTAS/TNBA equivalents… let’s take a look at Terry McGinnis’ comic book exploits over the years.

These books can be divided into four distinct eras, and we’ll start with The Tie-In Era, helmed by show writer Hilary J. Bader.

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Batman Beyond Wrap-Up

After 52 episodes, a movie and a finale from a completely different TV show, we have finally reached the end of Batman Beyond, so it’s time to look at everybody’s favourite: DATA-DRIVEN ANALYSIS!

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Batman Beyond Crossovers

We’re basically at the end of the Batman Beyond road, but there were a quartet of crossover episodes with The Zeta Project, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited, so let’s take a look!

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Epilogue (Justice League Unlimited)

Plot summary: 15 years after the events of the series, Terry McGinnis makes the staggering discovery that he is the biological son of Bruce Wayne.

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The Matt Signal Beyond: Return of the Joker

Plot summary: Somehow, someway, The Joker has returned to terrorise Gotham, and to solve the mystery Terry needs to learn some truths kept secret by Bruce for 40 years.

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Ranking the Batman Films (Again, but better this time!)

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Matt Waters and Mike Thomas ranked the Batman films back in 2017. Five years later we are doing it again but bringing Jerome Cusson and Ben Phillips along for the ride this time.

We also laid some new ground rules. 1.) The film had to receive a wide theatrical release. 2.) Justice League and Suicide Squad movies do not count, but v. Superman does.

Again, here are the voters.

Matt Waters
Jerome Cusson
Ben Phillips
Mike Thomas

12) Batman & Robin

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