Watchmen explores the cyclical nature of trauma in an episode that serves as a haunting showcase for Tim Blake Nelson.
Legacy and memory rise to the forefront of an intriguing Watchmen concerned even more directly with the shadows of the past.
An old character from the comics arrives reinvented, as we see the other half of the story thus […]
Episode two digs into more of the show’s thematic material, as answers give way to more questions.
Damon Lindelof stuns with a tight, incisive continuation of the impossible-to-film comic book. The prospect of making a […]
The writer/directors of Fantasia fave Freaks, talk about the lo-fi origins of their unconventional superhero story.
Karl Urban and crew strike back at asshole superheroes in Amazon’s grimly atonal series.
Marvel’s web-crawler predictably holds the box office, while The Farewell puts up a respectable showing for an A24 dramedy.
The box office performance of Spider-Man: Far From Home helps drag a slower movie summer out of its funk, while Toy Story 4 keeps chugging along.
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.
A look back at the hype, the controversies & the music of Tim Burton’s take on the Caped […]
On this week’s podcast, we speak with composer Kurt Farquhar, “the musical voice of the BET,” about his work on American Soul and Black Lightning.
James Gunn produces a lean, mean, messy genre exercise that supposes Superman was more Damien than Clark Kent.
As the first generation of Marvel superheroes hangs up their claws and helmets, we wonder just how long pop culture will actually let them stay dead.
The MCU reaches a climax of sorts with the ambitious, three-hour Endgame, a satisifying end to the 11-year Marvel mythos to date.
The DCEU continues its upward trajectory with a flashy, fun, and surprisingly heartfelt teen superhero story.
Tim Burton’s recent films are dismissed as confused (dark) shadows of his career heights, but they contain brief glimmers of the filmmaker’s return to form.
Tim Burton’s superhero sequel saw the endlessly strange auteur run away with big studio money to make the most relentlessly weird comic book film ever.