Crisis and Continuity: Reliving the Superhero Flicks of 2014 | 31 Dec 2014 // 4:00 AM
Superhero cinema had a watershed year in 2014, where it saw its fully postmodern realization. Films like X-Men: Days of Future Past not only interrogate genre tropes; they also upend them.
With 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' the MCU Decisively Breaks with Comics | 6 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
Is There Such a Thing as a Quintessentially Cleveland Film? | 11 Jan 2017 // 9:15 PM
Cleveland’s film resume doesn’t equal even a Toronto or Vancouver, but it’s been hiding in plain sight behind some fairly notable films over the years.
It Can't Be Easy to Be the Girl in the Marvel Universe | 4 Apr 2014 // 5:00 AM
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Natasha shows up on time, stays on task, drives an awesome Corvette Stingray, and is ever ready to kick or cover anyone's ass.
Why 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Is Not a '70s Thriller Throwback | 14 Apr 2014 // 4:00 AM
When the film's story showcases the turncoat nature of those in power, it doesn't have the impact -- or the ideas -- of the films from the '70s.
I Spy - 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' | 1 Apr 2014 // 5:00 AM
This is a genuine delight, a smart film without so much of the CG filler these movies can often contain.