The latest Marvel film to date is more than a mid-sized follow up to Avengers: Endgame — it establishes Peter Parker as the beating heart of the new MCU.
It’s not perfect, but the Russo brothers’ conspiracy-thriller take on the MCU turned its eye inward to the more explicitly political.
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.
Jon Favreau’s acerbic superhero adventure set the template for the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and rehabilitated Robert Downey Jr. into a movie star once again.
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 writer’s childhood bond with his best friend was sealed by a fateful late-night screening of Die Hard with a Vengeance.
2007’s Stephen King thriller is a wonderfully economic take on the horror writer’s sensibilities, a real-time flytrap you can’t help getting stuck in.
The otherwise-spotty Hateful Eight still contains one of Tarantino’s greatest sequences.
Quibbles about violence and the n-word aside, Quentin Tarantino’s slave-era blaxploitation film remains one of his most exciting works.
Quentin Tarantino’s classic 1994 new-cool drama set the stage for a new era of independent film, and saw the end of his own sense of mercy.
It doesn’t reach the swinging heights of Homecoming, but Jon Watts’ follow-up gets Marvel’s Phase Four off to a charming enough start.
Sam Jackson returns with two more generations of Shafts in a slick actioner let down by milquetoast jabs at millennials.
Kasi Lemmons’ wistful, eerie, criminally underrated directorial debut features complex characters & asks unsettling questions about memory & perspective.
Marvel’s first female-led superhero film is a modest but meaningful success.
From the latest Marvel trailers to the upcoming Amazon/Hulu shows, the Super Bowl was a cavalcade of anticipated TV spots.
Like a hammer through a window, Glass shatters whatever goodwill M. Night Shyamalan had once recovered.