Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings tries to recontextualize its stereotypical origins into a highly-entertaining film. Does it succeed?
While the original Star Wars trilogy display George Lucas’ youthful optimism, the prequels reveal his dismay and regret at the world created by the Boomer generation.
The Marvel Studios Disney+ series Loki uses the multiverse to dive deep into its central character and explore interesting moral and philosophical ideas.
In a world where everybody knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, universes are bound to go crazy, and that makes Spider-Man: No Way Home fantastic entertainment.
Director Céline Sciamma talks with PopMatters about exploring inequality in the adult/child relationship with her gentle and beguiling fantasy, Petite Maman.
Existential fear about post-war American masculinity is dragged into disturbing light in Rod Serling’s dark tales of the American Dream, Night Gallery.
Legarreta’s ‘All the Moons’, premiering at Fantasia 2021, penetrates the infantile fantasy of immortality to remind us that fear is not a curse.