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  • Batman: The Killing Joke

    Batman: The Killing Joke

    ★★½

    The Joke fell flat.

    This simply did not work as an animation. The sting of Moore's panels was gone. Maybe some things are best left to their own medium.

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    ★★★★½

    I am a golden God

    Authenticity vs Image. This for me seemed to be what was at the heart of Almost Famous. At every level this conflict is apparent. Penny Lane, Stillwater, Russel Hammond (Crudup) and of course William (Fugit). Authenticity is a virtue they all desperately want to possess, a virtue that is displayed intermittently and abandoned often in preservation of image and mystique. This is especially true for Hammond and Penny Lane. Deciding between what is authentic and…