Crisis and Continuity: Reliving the Superhero Flicks of 2014 | 31 Dec 2014 // 3:00 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 // 8:30 PM
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
It Can't Be Easy to Be the Girl in the Marvel Universe | 4 Apr 2014 // 4:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 4:00 AM
This is a genuine delight, a smart film without so much of the CG filler these movies can often contain.