Director: Tim Burton.
Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Bassinger, Jack Palance. US 1989. 126 mins.

Possibly the most effectively hyped film in the history of the medium, but also a sombre, gothic and intelligent slice of synthetic mythology, superbly designed (by Anton Furst) and instilled with sufficient moral and thematic ambiguities to make the Caped Crusader as sinister as the evil he confronts. Michael Keaton’s subtle, understated performance in the title role sets an effective contrast to Jack Nicholson’s Joker, an extended variety-turn, malevolent and hilarious by turns.

Vintage Sundays, our weekly showcase of classic films, presents a season dedicated to Jack Nicholson. Sun 16 Apr to Sun 21 May.

Club and Group screenings

Sun 16th Apr 13.00 Vintage Sundays: Classic films back on the big screen where they belong.

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