The Avengers

The Sky Is Falling: Images of Mass Destruction in 'The Avengers' | 10 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.

Black Panther: The Next Avenger | 9 May 2012 // 6:00 PM

The politics of Marvel's Black Panther would make this unsung character a smart addition to the next Avengers movie.


The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 3: Our Universe(s) at War | 15 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM

Suddenly, movies from all walks of the Marvel Universe began to rage against the big screen with three distinct universes vying for control of box office gold.

Comics to Film (and Film to Comics): The Two-Way Street Between Page and Screen | 23 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Movies like The Avengers are better thought of as character adaptations than adaptations of specific books. When seen that way, we recognize the characters as transmedia creations.


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.

Let's Do a Roll Call on Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' | 26 Sep 2012 // 6:15 PM

From this smooth integration of the ensemble, you might not guess that the production felt, as Joss Whedon says on the commentary, "one step ahead of the crumbling Earth" every step of the way.


Surprise: The Avengers Uses CGI! | 21 May 2012 // 4:30 AM

When we do finally reach the CGI-infused Last Stand in the breathtaking third act, we are cheering for those heroes in ways that we never quite have before.

The Billionaire (Super Hero) Boys Club | 16 May 2012 // 3:30 AM

At the core of every mega-hit is something strategic: simplicity.


‘Battleship’ is no match for ‘The Avengers’ at box office | 21 May 2012 // 12:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — The box-office debut of “Battleship” — an attempt to transform the kids’ strategy pastime into a summer blockbuster — looked like a very different board

‘The Avengers’ takes the bite out of ‘Dark Shadows’ | 14 May 2012 // 12:09 AM

LOS ANGELES — Even an A-list star like Johnny Depp was no match for “The Avengers” at the box office this weekend, as the superhero adventure

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"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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