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#NotAllBatmen

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…but nearly all the Batmen? Actually, Clooney, Kilmer, Bale or Batfleck fans will have to look elsewhere. But forget that cowardly, superstitious lot. After the jump, five MostlyFilm writers shall shine a light on the most interesting iterations of the dark knight detective.

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Swords, Stones and Broken Thrones

From parody to sincere tribute, the myth of King Arthur is as closely woven into the fabric of cinematic storytelling as it is the folkloric collective memory of the British Isles. With another take – Guy Ritchie’s would-be franchise spawner Legend of the Sword – arriving on disc this week we take a look at Arthur on film.

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Dying Laughing

Jim Eaton-Terry looks at Dying Laughing, a new documentary on the life of the stand-up comic

There’s always something odd about an extended conversation with a really great stand up.  Inevitably there’s the tension of waiting for a gag that never comes, which often distracts from the conversation.    Comics are clearly aware of this, and the weaker ones will defuse the tension with a crowd-pleasing riff or two, but the best conversations strip away the humour and show how the world looks from the stage.

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