Otherwise known as the lazy blog post of cultural stuff I’ve quite liked in 2008, namely film, TV and music.
Film-wise, 2008′s film of the year should, by rights, be The Dark Knight, which was fantastic in every way. But an understated Pinteresque  comedy that starred both Colin Farrell and racist dwarves was also equally as good and, as such, I can’t pick between them.
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A few of my favourite odds and sods to round off the year
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Even without Heath Ledger’s untimely death, The Dark Knight would have attracted large amount of hype. And following large amounts of hype generally follows disappointment, especially with the superhero genre. Thankfully Christopher Nolan’s film doesn’t just live up to the hype and some, it raises the bar for the genre so high that all other films should just give up for the next couple of years. It’s that good.
The Dark Knight is over two hours but you don’t notice it. From the first set-piece with six paranoid goons carrying out a robbery for the unknown ‘Joker’ to the final climax, the film rattles through at a fantastic pace, but never losing track of the deep characterisation that’s become a feature of Nolan’s films.