On The Wicked Witch, Darth Vader, and why their evil origin stories completely miss the roots of true evil.
The Dark Knight on Overthinking It
Holy end of an era, Batman! Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy is coming to a close with the release of The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. This is how we’re celebrating the event here on Overthinking It: Movie Night in Boston … Continued
[The "Musical Talmud" is our ongoing series that finds the true meaning behind pop music lyrics. See also Part 1, "Don't Stop Believing," Part 2, "The KKK Took My Baby Away," Part 3, "I Want It That Way," Part 4, … Continued
Or: Holy plaisire du texte, Barthes-Man! The plot of The Dark Knight, like that of Batman Begins, is honestly kind of shapeless and waffle-y. And yet, as Memento proves, Nolan is capable of writing narratives that are drum-taught and mongoose-agile. … Continued