Michael Curley is a full-time high school teacher and part-time film aficionado based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Although he is a fan of films of all kinds, he has a particular soft spot for major Hollywood blockbusters done well. Michael's film essays are currently exclusive to PopMatters.com. He can be reached @MCurleyfries on Twitter.
Studio Meddling Ensured That Most Never Saw the Best Version of 'Daredevil' | 19 Oct 2017 // 10:00 PM
In attempting to re-edit Daredevil to fit the Spider-Man mold, Fox turned a pretty decent film into a muddled mess.
Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Signaled That Comic Book Films Had Become a Pillar of Blockbuster Cinema | 19 Sep 2017 // 9:30 PM
A faithful adaptation of Marvel's flagship character was inescapable in the spring of 2002.