Batman Returns, but Joker Has Last Laugh

There's no way Heath Ledger couldn't have stolen the show. Untimely deaths have a way of doing that. But Ledger is far more than a fallen star in "The Dark Knight," the latest installment in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" series, arguably the most buzzed-about film of the year. As the Joker, he's terrifying. He's peer-through-your-fingers scary. He prompts on-the-spot ovations and theater-wide gasps. In short, he's fantastic. With smeared white makeup and a crudely drawn red sneer, Ledger's...Full Story
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