How Boden and Fleck Changes the Game For Marvel Studios and Captain Marvel

If Vegas oddsmakers cared about such things, I don’t think any of them would have even bothered putting Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on the board for Captain Marvel. To be sure, Marvel Studios has a history of making interesting choices when it comes to Read More …

You Have To See This: American Ultra and the Myth of Balance

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Ghost in the Shell is Lush Spectacle with Little Substance [Review]

If there was nothing else going for Rupert Sanders’ take on Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, I’d probably give it a soft recommend on style points alone. We’ve all cautioned, or have been cautioned, against movies that put style over substance; here, Sanders turns Read More …

You Have To See This: Crazy/Beautiful, Magical Realism, and the Myth of Young Love

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Sweet/Vicious‘s Finale Caps an Uneasy Vigilante Origin Story

The first season finale of Sweet/Vicious aired a couple of weeks ago with a double episode (“An Innocent Man,” written by Amanda Lasher, and “Pure Heroine,” written by series creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson). Halfway through its run, I praised the show as one of the best Read More …

Sweet/Vicious is a Potential Gamechanger For MTV

I was done with MTV. MTV has developed a reputation of putting together interesting shows from fresh voices, only to have no idea what to do with them. Teen Wolf (ending this year) has been a big hit for them, but that seems to be the exception; Read More …