Batman Returns is a relic of an age when disgusting monsters only ran for office in the movies

It seemed ridiculous in 1992: the idea of a misshapen, braying lunatic running for higher office while barely bothering to disguise his own painfully obvious-bordering-on-theatrical creepiness. These days, would anyone blink? In fact, the biggest difference between Batman Returns and our own impossible present-day…

My father the cat: 12 movie parents who learned their supernatural lesson

The concept behind Nine Lives, which comes out this week, is both totally bonkers and totally clichéd: Kevin Spacey plays a billionaire businessman obsessed with work who neglects his wife (Jennifer Garner) and daughter (Malina Weissman), who adore him. Then magical pet-shop owner Christopher Walken sells him a cat…