Revisiting the End of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises

By Robby Karol When the folks at Deadshirt mentioned they were doing a retrospective in the lead up to the release of Batman v. Superman, I knew I wanted to do The Dark Knight Rises. When it came out, the capstone of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy Read More …

Neo-Noirvember: Memento (2000)

It’s getting colder out there. It’s getting darker. In honor of “Noirvember,” Deadshirt’s decided to turn the spotlight on our favorite modern noir films of the last couple decades. Eyes forward, put the money in the bag and don’t get cute. This is Neo-Noirvember. Neo-noir films Read More …

Can You Believe We’re Talking about Superhero Movies? (A Digest)

Every Thursday, our staff of pop culture addicts tackles a topic or question about movies, music, comics, video games, or whatever else is itching at our brains. If you’ve been reading Deadshirt.net for a while, you have probably noticed that we like superhero movies here, and that Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Movies of 2014

This year, we saw the ongoing war between expensive, studio-minded blockbuster releases and smaller, more adult fare rage on in the multiplexes. A supposed dearth of quote unquote R E A L cinema coupled with the increasing sequel/prequel/reboot/remakeification of movies bred a lot of contempt Read More …

Interstellar: A Century’s Worth of Wonder, Wow, and WTF In Three Hours [Review]

As a society, we love a bit of schadenfreude. Whenever a popular, beloved filmmaker is on a hot streak, it becomes a waiting game to see when he’s going to fall off. Christopher Nolan has had the good fortune of ascending from a no-budget indie Read More …

The Christopher Nolan Problem and Tone In Genre Films

I didn’t like the new Godzilla. That’s how this started. I’ve personally never much cared for Godzilla as a pop cultural entity, outside of a fondness for the Diddy/Jimmy Paige music video from the 1998 version, and my recent interest only exists in relation to my Read More …

Solid, All The Way Through: The Effect of Art on The Artist and His Audience in The Films of Christopher Nolan

One of the biggest criticisms lobbed at Christopher Nolan and his body of work is his lack of emotion. If you let his detractors tell it, he’s a carefully coiffed hack who traded in his early art house credibility to become a big budget, faux Read More …