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Cargill Gets Strange
Local author revealed to be Marvel's hidden scripter
"...working on the script for the upcoming adaptation of Marvel's supernatural adventure series Doctor Strange...."

Dec. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
Hindi cinema gets its own Marvel-style franchise
"...reviewed at press time. Hindi cinema gets its own Marvel-style franchise with part one of the Astraverse trilogy of..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Movie Review

Just Mercy
True-life story of prison injustice can't escape procedural bonds
"...kick it is to see Erik Killmonger and Captain Marvel joining forces to battle American racial injustice.)..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Do We Really Need More Superhero Movies?
We asked local artists if we're approaching Peak Cape anytime soon
"...dozen big-screen spectacles, it’s the fuckin' apotheosis of the Marvel! Cinematic! Universe!..."

April 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Goodbye Christopher Robin
The story of A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh
"...and isn’t that film. More succinctly, it’s a veddy British-by-way-of-Marvel-Comics creation: innocence lost, “with great power comes great responsibility,”..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Supreme Court judge biopic has bite
"...superhero (complete with macho foibles) worthy of his own Marvel-esque action figure...."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The origins of the iconic Amazon princess
"...If the comic book historian in you skews Marvel, you may be surprised about the origins of DC’s..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Another twisted (and twisty) offering from M. Night Shyamalan
"...behaviors and speech patterns that it’s impossible not to marvel at his versatility. In this acting showcase, McAvoy even..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We Are X
Japanese rockers are the best band you've never heard of
"...confirmed by Western fanatics ranging from Marilyn Manson to Marvel Comics overlord Stan Lee(!). The whole ongoing story of..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kubo and the Two Strings
Sublime animated movie is disguised as kids' fare
"...another feather in the cap for Laika, and a marvel to behold...."

Aug. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

All-in-one-shot Victoria is a real marvel
"...take in pre-dawn Berlin, the film is a technical marvel inset with small jewels. No mere stunt this single..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...Their leader, now as before, is Caesar (a combined marvel of computer imaging and motion-capture acting by Andy Serkis..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Iron Man 3
It's more of the same, but the same is pretty good.
"...Weapon) is the latest entry in this unusually fine Marvel superhero series. The film provides more of the same..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Side Effects
Jagged turns and sinuous style are the mark of Steven Soderbergh's taut drama, which stars the very well-cast Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
"...coming, which is what makes the film such a marvel – and so difficult to discuss...."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Take This Waltz
Sarah Polley's sophomore film, starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, is an inquiry into commitment and carnal desire, and the hard choices we make when the two don’t align.
"...a novelist. She's in her mid-20s, but Williams, a marvel of nuance and chewed-lip tumult, evokes Margot's unsureness in..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Queen of Versailles
How does 90,000 square feet sound?
" the audience: to sneer at the Siegels, to marvel at their tackiness, to root for their fall from..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Nicolas Cage rides again.
"...Cage appears to find his role as this second-tier Marvel Comics antihero alternately silly, tremendously fun, and the means..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

X-Men: First Class
The origins of the bad blood among Marvel's mutants is explored in this new film from the franchise.
"...Zoë Kravitz and Oliver Platt. The first time the Marvel comic X-Men was transposed to screen in 2000, director..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Johnny Depp sails the seas once again.
"...altogether entertaining King George II of England is a marvel of protracted vowels and crumpet-stuffing regality. He's Jabba the..."

May 20, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Green Hornet
This Hornet's a cheesy and borderline-boring cream puff of a vigilante.
"...mediocre heroics may be headed our way now that Marvel and DC have cornered the Awesome Market, but even..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everyone's a superhero these days, and this film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic book series takes that concept to the Nth degree.
"...Berkeley. Based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Marvel/Icon comic series of the same name, Kick-Ass asks the..."

April 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Goodbye Solo
This small marvel of a film by American portraitist Ramin Bahrani is a large-hearted examination of human curiosity and kindness and the limits of both.
"...isn't going anywhere, and, without a doubt, Bahrani's small marvel of a film will be muscled out of theatres..."

May 8, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Moscow, Belgium
Barbara Sarafian’s jaundiced but stoic portrait of exasperated middled-age womanhood is the big revelation of this Belgian import.
"...– but Matty is no victim; she’s a self-contained marvel of jaundiced stoicism: too busy for self-pity, too world-weary..."

April 10, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Punisher: War Zone
Marvel Comics' Frank Castle again comes to the screen as a one-man vengeance machine in this stylishly violent and gory opus.
"...Salmon and Stephanie Janusauskas. Frank Castle is the Punisher, Marvel Comics' one-man vengeance machine, who appears here in his..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Superhero Movie
Superhero Movie is a tonally confused spoof, which, for once, doesn't go far enough comedically.
"...Superhero Movie plays like a real (albeit really cheap) Marvel Universe knockoff that was shanghaied by the Wayans gang..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jumper is pretty slick, entertaining stuff about what young male teens might do if given the ability to teleport.
"...(The Bourne Identity); and scripted with not a little Marvel Universality by David S. Goyer (the Blade series and..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
The men don't know, but the little girls understand.
"...bewitch stadiums full of fans is indeed a true marvel. And now that those modern-day Mouseketeers have turned a..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pixar scores another triumph of animated wonder with this story of a rat who craves haute cuisine over garbage.
"...from now until Walt Disney defrosts, but a visual marvel minus a human emotion is like a sunset unseen...."

June 29, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Away From Her
Based on a short story by Alice Munro and confidently directed by actress-turned-director Sarah Polley, this drama starring the stunning-as-ever Julie Christie is a penetrating story about love's mysteries.
" a mystery, its continuation is an even greater marvel. Often, the addition of time and experience to the..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Batman Begins
Batman Begins … and it's about time. The movie is great fun, and also a terrific relief.
"...thematic ground, and David Goyer’s watertight script is a marvel of the screenwriting craft. It moves with surprising speed..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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