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 …

The Assassination of Batman v Superman by the Cowards the Warner Brothers

The Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg—has, after a great deal of teasing and anticipation, finally been released for public consumption. 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 …