Michael Leader

Michael Leader

A chocolate digestive-powered writer living in South London.

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  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★

    Certain Men.

  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    ★★★½

    I avoided watching this for years because I never really saw the appeal in 'Batman 2099', but it turns out that this feature is Dini, Timm, Murakami and the gang doing something of a Dark Knight Returns-style epilogue for Batman: The Animated Series. I'm still not wholly convinced by the new Bats or the future setting (which is - quaintly, to 2021 ears - mostly soundtracked by nu-metal) but the anime stalwarts at TSM bring significant panache and propulsive energy…

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