Man of Steel

The Worst Films of 2013 | 6 Jan 2014 // 9:14 PM

For those who love film (as we do), it's often hard to hate the medium you enjoy so much. In the case of the movies listed here, the ability to loathe was quite easy, actually.

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview June 2013 | 4 Jun 2013 // 6:16 PM

A classic comic book champion challenges three different takes on the End of the World, while some oddball independents struggle for recognition in this second serving of Summer season spectacle.


The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films | 5 May 2014 // 9:30 PM

The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.

A Man of Steel That Sinks Like Lead | 19 Aug 2013 // 6:30 PM

Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.


'Man of Steel' and Blood and Iron | 18 Nov 2013 // 2:10 AM

Catastrophic violence becomes more central to the Superman mythos than ever before.

'Man of Steel': A Super-Repetitive Superhero | 14 Jun 2013 // 1:45 AM

The familiarity of this story cuts at least two ways in this decidedly not-new version. It means the film will rehearse and reinforce the grandly mythic saga of Superman, and provide rationales for his eyeglasses and his cape.


The Misguided Man of Dark Knight Steel Justice League Lite Sequel | 8 Apr 2014 // 3:37 AM

By jumping right into the whole Dark Knight/Clark Kent pairing, DC once again shows how clueless it is regarding the handling of their heroes.

'Man of Steel' and the Wanton Destruction of Human Life | 17 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM

Why are so many picking on Superman for destroying a few hundred thousand people when his actions clearly save billions?


Laurence Fishburne will be Perry White in 'Man of Steel' | 4 Aug 2011 // 3:55 AM

LOS ANGELES — Laurence Fishburne is going to Metropolis. The Oscar-nominated actor will join the cast of "Man of Steel" in the role of Perry White,

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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