The Dark Knight ★★★★½

So brilliant, insidious, disturbing, exciting. The way every character connects and twists, bringing out so many different shades of each other just by existing, blows my mind. 

I think this is one of the few films from Nolan that not only has a sense of humour, but pushes that humour to such extremes, while still making sure you understand just how severe and intense the stakes still are. 

It’s more than just binaries, good and evil and chaos and order and whatever else, from the earlier stuff (which would then be completely taken out of proportion very plainly by Todd Philips), as instead of everyone just flipping between two sides of a coin, there’s about five, for everyone. 

I don’t know, there’s so much, it’s fascinating, on narcissism and cowardice and frustration and jealousy, that all feel raw and vulnerable, before they were turned into buzzwords and marketing and whatever else. This really was the peak of so many things, wasn’t it?