Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Joyous Victory Lap for the MCU

I’m of the persuasion that there are basically three types of superhero yarn. The first is the Chosen One, God on Earth, who defends the weak masses from fantastic threats–so, your Superman. The second is the descendent of noir, detective stories, a melodrama that can Read More …

Michael Keaton Gets Meta in Birdman [Review]

The premise of Birdman is such that autobiographical suppositions are pretty unavoidable. Michael Keaton plays washed up movie star Riggan Thomson, an actor most known for playing the superhero Birdman. He’s trying to mount a Raymond Carver adaptation on Broadway he penned himself (and is starring Read More …

Coming To a Theater Near You: First Impressions of Big Hero 6, Tomorrowland and Birdman [NYCC]

October 9th through 12th saw the New York Comic Con return to Javits Center, bigger and more jam packed with stuff than before. And while NYCC saw its fair share of comic announcements, film and television promotion dominated a substantial portion of the scheduled panels. Read More …