The Dark Knight
This is not a comic book movie – this is a serious crime drama with a complex twisted plot and subtext galore. Ledger’s performance is a show-stopper but the rest of the cast bring their A-game as well. My only complaints are that it’s a little too long and the fight scenes are too confusing. But those are small considerations when you see the depth and complexity Nolan and company have given us. Without a doubt this is the best movie of the summer and possibly one of the best of this year.