So What’s the Problem with the DCEU Anyway?

Here’s what an epic clusterfuck Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice turned out to be: A few days after the film was released, in the thick of everyone trying to process what the hell Zack Snyder had done, I had an idea that struck me as Read More …

Hidden Joy and Catharsis in the Angst of Man of Steel

Let’s reject—if only for a moment—the argument that Marvel makes the fun, light superhero movies while DC makes the dark and broody stuff. It’s not that it’s untrue. Even at their most serious, the MCU movies always have a sense of play about them, whereas Read More …

The Christopher Nolan Problem and Tone In Genre Films

I didn’t like the new Godzilla. That’s how this started. I’ve personally never much cared for Godzilla as a pop cultural entity, outside of a fondness for the Diddy/Jimmy Paige music video from the 1998 version, and my recent interest only exists in relation to my Read More …

“Man of Steel” is Enjoyable, Emotional, Flawed

Man Of Steel 2013 Directed by Zach Snyder Henry Cavill as the newest film version of Superman. Zach Snyder’s Man Of Steel has had an almost uneasy amount of hype around it for months. Comics folk and even regular moviegoing folk have been hungry for Read More …