Love the poster and teaser for Frank Miller‘s The Spirit (Lionsgate, 1.16.09). You know going into a Miller film that every frame will be luscious and immaculate (especially if you’re a fool for anachronistic noirish monochrome stuff, particularly when intense reds are thrown in for accentuation’s sake). You also know or strongly suspect that the story and the dialogue will probably feel cliched and shopworn and ho-hummish. I would be a shameless Miller groveller and a kiss-ass if he would only put half the energy into story and dialogue that he puts into visual composition.