Seen and Heard

Seen at the Movies: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is the best comic-book movie adaptation since another sequel, Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns. Unburdened by the demands of exposition and coasting on the success of the original, Raimi, like Burton before him, is able to give rein to a fuller vision in this follow-up to the 2002 blockbuster. The film finds Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker in crisis over the responsibilities that attend his Spidey alterego, and pining over the w

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