Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super-Critic

David Edelstein was on a roll penning his last round-up of reviews. First there's this line about Superman--You'd Think after I Became a Rollercoaster They'd Stop with the Movies:

And ever since the Tim Burton–Sam Hamm Batman of 1989, it has been de rigueur in movies to focus on the freaky alienation aspect of the superhero’s life: This is how talented people make movies for 14-year-olds while retaining their self-respect.

Then the whole article ends with this zinger about Richard Linklater's film verison of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly:

It’s terribly frustrating when one’s Dick is at arm’s length.


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