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Even IMAX Can’t Make Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ Impressive

ABC/Disney’s IMAX debut of its newest series does nothing but emphasize the series' considerable flaws.

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‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Season Four Proved the Series Needs More Fury and More MCU DNA

Marvel does the series a disservice by severing it from the wider cinematic universe.

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The Reluctant Superhero: The Guilty Walk of David Banner

The Incredible Hulk offered a number of metaphors for both post-war guilt and issues of white masculinity.

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2 Mar 2017 // 4:00 AM

The Reluctant Superhero: Marvel TV in the ‘70s

Before the rise of the MCU, Marvel attempted to bring some of its most famous superheroes to television.

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By Focusing on Androids, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Risks Losing Some of Its Humanity

Focusing on the technology is a missed opportunity for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to truly explore issues of "otherness".

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics” Offers a Welcome Return to Science Over Magic

As the team puts its collective heads together, they find the answers are more science than supernatural.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “The Good Samaritan” Leans Too Heavily on the Supernatural

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a little too magical for a science fiction series, with decidedly mixed results.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 4: Putting the Marvel Universe Through a Blender

I still love the Marvel universe, and the characters in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I can't help but find myself imagining Weird Al Yankovic turning this season into a spoof sung to Alanis Morissette's "Isn't It Ironic".

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‘Doctor Strange’ Stakes a Claim as Marvel’s Best

Long on imagination, fun, and interpersonal drama, director Scott Derrickson’s ethereal adventure also warps enough space-time to terrify Stephen Hawking.

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3 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Luke Cage: Season 1

Mike Colter and an exceptional supporting cast -- especially Alfre Woodard's brilliant performance -- bring the first African American comic hero to bold (and nuanced) life.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4, Episode 1 - “Ghost”

Ghost Rider shifts Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from sci-fi to supernatural; will the series survive the transition?

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“It’s not something you get to play very often”: Interview with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg shares his insights on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the MCU, and whether his Lip Sync Battle moment influences his performance.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 13 - “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen”

Daredevil's season finale sets up some interesting stories, but fails to resolve any of them.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel”

This season's penultimate episode relies too heavily on nonsensical plot twists without any heart.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 21 / 22 - “Absolution”/“Ascension”

Daisy Johnson's three-season journey from hacker to agent to outcast shows that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always been her story.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 11 - “.380”

Daredevil’s main characters are at a crossroads, and it may just be the villains who persuade our heroes to do good.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 10 - “The Man in the Box”

Daredevil and The Kingpin confront one another, while The Punisher is set loose on the city.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 20 - “Emancipation”

Beneath all the action, "Emancipation" ponders deeper questions of faith and freedom.

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Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Seven Minutes in Heaven”

Each character confronts their true nature with brutal honesty in "Seven Minutes of Heaven".

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 19 - “Failed Experiments”

The latest episode lives up to its title, as Inhumans, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Kree all try, and fail, to change much.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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