THE DARK KNIGHT
A brilliant sequel to 2005’ s franchise- reinvigorating Batman Begins. This angrily adrenalised and unapologetically forceful blockbuster is a superhero movie par excellence, pitting a confl icted Batman ( Christian Bale) against psychopathic new- crimon- the- block The Joker ( the late Heath Ledger). Some hardline and often malevolent stuff going on here, but there is real intelligence and artistry thrown into the mix at all times. The acting is top- notch ( led by an amazing Ledger in one of his last roles) and the action sequences are up there with the best. Highly, heavily recommended. Co- stars Aaron Eckhart and Michael Caine.