A surprisingly insightful, sensitive entry in the MCU explores Tony Stark’s battle with guilt & PTSD.
An unlikely team of heroes could have been a cliché, but Joss Whedon’s first foray into the MCU worked because it toyed with its moving parts.
Chris Evans’ first go-round with the stars and stripes remains one of Marvel Phase One’s most enduring outings.
Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespearean tale of a godlike alien shows the cracks in Marvel’s firmament amid its immature protagonist.
Jon Favreau’s 2010 followup to the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe also shows the weaknesses of worldbuilding over structure.
One year after Avengers: Endgame, we look back at the blockbuster franchise that changed superhero cinema — and the moviegoing landscape — forever.
Spike Lee’s Kickstarted remake of Ganja & Hess is more interesting than its negative reception belies.
Spike Lee’s hamfisted misfire throws everything at the kitchen sink – income inequality, Watergate, lesbian stud service – and none of it sticks.
A riveting portraint of post-9/11 New York City, Spike Lee’s scintillating crime drama is one of his most intriguing explorations.
Neither audiences or critics knew what to make of Spike Lee’s 70s period piece that made up for in mood and style what it lacked in focus.
Black cinema (and American cinema as a whole) hasn’t been the same since the release of Spike Lee’s revolutionary New York drama.
One of Spike Lee’s most underrated films depicts a New York in which the more things change, the more racism stays the same.
Spike Lee’s biopic of the civil rights firebrand was a gripping, unforgettable cry of black rage and pain.
Spike Lee’s 1986 debut is a bold, if shaggy, milestone for the history of Black cinema.
For the month of March, we look back at the vibrant, confrontational, incisive work of one of American filmmaking’s most iconic figures.
Jonathan Demme’s final film is a flawed, fascinating time capsule into Obama-era politics.
Jonathan Demme’s personally curated soundtracks added color, style & iconic moments to some of his most famous films.
Jonathan Demme’s penultimate film is well-made and features excellent performances, but suffers in scope.