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Did you see the new Batman movie?

Everyone else has.
By KARL STEVENS  |  August 03, 2012

Rocky Mountain low

Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
By HARLAN JACOBSON  |  February 12, 2010
DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #12: Away in a Batcave

DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #12: Away in a Batcave

On the Twelfth Day of DregNog, Laser Orgy gave to thee: the mother lode of silly Batman Christmas clips.The Dark Knight Before Christmas (2008)The Joker...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 25, 2009

Photos: Most popular articles of 2009

The stories you couldn't not read this year
The year in martyrs, mortuaries, chupacabras, and pot-peddling soccer moms
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Review: Law Abiding Citizen

If a thousand commenters chained to a thousand typewriters produced a movie script, it would probably read an awful lot like F. Gary Gray’s vigilante-revenge thriller.
Kind of fun, if you can ignore its politics
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 16, 2009

Keough sweeps Oscars

Is our Phoenix film editor good, or what? This past week, Peter Keough predicted six major Oscar categories and earlier went out on a limb and called the two short-subject winners.
Way better than average
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 25, 2009


Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2009

Review: Waltz With Bashir

The so-called anti-war-film genre has lately "distinguished" itself with a flurry of Iraq-war flops featuring earnest polemics.
Dancing on the edge
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008

Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008

Walt Borchers, Maura Johnston and Big Jim's phone number!

We talk to Walt Borchers from about The Dark Knight and Pineapple Express, Maura Johnston about Velvet Revolver and Oasis and (almost) give out...
By Charlie  |  July 31, 2008

Darkness falls in the Dark Knight

“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 16, 2008

Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008