Ben Lane’s Reviews is Now FORTRESS OF FILM!

These are dark times, there’s no denying. Recently I have discovered and been informed that my website URL (benlanesreviews.com for almost three years), is a bit… well, pretentious. And while I’m certainly aware that I am far from the most famous film critic, I understand that plastering my name everywhere around the article (Twitter links, author…

My Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

You could disagree with me, but you won’t… because I’m right. It’s a great time to be a comic-book fan. Even before the series now known as the MCU was sparked with Jon Favreau’s first Iron Man film, superhero movies were booming. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies were a hit, Chris Nolan resurrected the Batman, the…

White Nominees, FURY ROAD, and the Mad Journey to the Oscars

This year’s Academy Award nominations sparked so much controversy that even my aunt, a woman who cares very little about movies and probably didn’t even know what the Oscars were until last week, was talking about it. This year, a lot of people will be boycotting the ceremony (or are threatening to, at the very…

Ranking Every Superman Movie

I contributed to No Perfect Movie once again recently and ranked the films of another superhero that is, in some ways, Batman’s own antonym. Read my editorial about the Superman movies here: http://noperfectmovie.com/2015/08/06/ranking-the-superman-movies-benlanesreviews/ (Follow No Perfect Movie on twitter @NoPerfectMovies and visit their site athttp://www.noperfectmovie.wordpress.com)

In Defense of ‘Southpaw’

Rocky. Raging Bull. Million Dollar Baby. Cinderella Man. The Fighter. Warrior. What do these hit boxing movies of the past few decades have in common? They’re all considered to be among the genre’s very best. What else do they have in common? Barely any of them break away from the obvious clichés of the genre….

Mark Hamill to Voice The Joker in BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

If you’re a fan of Batman, there’s no way you haven’t read Alan Moore’s 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke. If you haven’t, drop everything you’re doing, rush to your local comic store (or just head over to Amazon), rush back home, and read it cover to cover. It’s without a doubt one of the…

Ranking Every Batman Movie

I contributed to No Perfect Movie last week and wrote an editorial on how I rank the Batman movies (all of them) and why. Read it here: https://noperfectmovie.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/ranking-the-batman-films-benlanesreviews/#comments (Follow No Perfect Movie on twitter @NoPerfectMovies and visit their site at http://www.noperfectmovie.wordpress.com)

‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con First Look – Trailer Review/Analysis

Around an hour ago, David Ayer, director of the upcoming film Suicide Squad, sent out some odd tweets concerning the leaking of the Comic-Con footage of his movie. Now, keeping in mind his humorous comments at the event this past weekend concerning the set photo leaks in Toronto, it isn’t surprising that Ayer’s comments concerning…