Amazon’s anti-superhero show returns for a more assured sophomore run that gives its broad satire deeper character.
Netflix’s latest is a zany high-concept thriller that overcomes some ill-timed politics with well-staged action.
In 2005, Disney showed us what a superhero high school would look like — the results are fun, but they fall short of their deconstructive potential.
The second season of Netflix’s comic-book adaptation sends its fractured superhero family into the past, to mixed results.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s nuanced, layered comic book actioner finds character among its expert choreography.
The black-sheep show of the DC Universe returns for a second season even more confident in its quirks.
Hanna-Barbera gives Scooby-Doo a superpowered reboot and loses most of its charm along the way.
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.
Taika Waititi’s irreverent revamp of the Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok, manages to weave some much-needed criticism of imperialism among the gags.
The culmination of Marvel’s 11-year gameplan is a cinematic juggling act whose success is an unlikely achievement.
Ryan Coogler’s superhero film not only salvages the colonialist origins of the comic’s imagery, it reclaims them for a Black audience.
James Gunn’s interstellar hangout movie is weird and messy, but deeply, admiringly focused on its characters and an earnest emotional core.
Alien robots and evil Norse gods may prove a thrill to the multiplex, but here, they’re not much more intimidating than adolescence.
Building off the political intrigue of their first MCU entry, the Russo brothers further blended reality and fantasy in their second smash hit.
With production issues and a shift in the franchise’s creative team, Joss Whedon’s final MCU entry has just enough to work.
It’s not perfect, but the Russo brothers’ conspiracy-thriller take on the MCU turned its eye inward to the more explicitly political.
Thor’s second standalone adventure buckles under the weight of too many characters and a confused directorial hand.
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.