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Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone
Texas-made luchadores-meets-wire fu playful adventure
"...exactly, then the concept of family itself. It’s not Marvel but it is pretty damn marvelous...."

April 29, 2022 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh gets multiversal in this incredible comedy
"...make a movie about crowded parallel realities just as Marvel and D.C. are doing exactly the same thing? Well,..."

March 25, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Disney+ Comes to SXSW
Streamer presents three smashes free with local firms
"...Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings..."

March 4, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission
Latest anime outing for the heroes-in-training is loud but not much fun
"...massively successful manga My Hero Academia, the homages to Marvel's merry band of mutants, the X-Men, has rarely been..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Becoming Cousteau
The life and regrets of the man who made us fall in love with the ocean
"...thing it doesn’t quite convey is the wonder and marvel of the undersea world of Cousteau, which continued to..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams" Tells the Story of an Artist
The first-ever museum exhibition of Daniel Johnston's work digs deep into the man, the myths
"...a devout Christian family and his fanboy fascination with Marvel superheroes (many of his depictions of Captain America and..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The lasting legacy of revolutionary choreographer Alvin Ailey
" Ailey. Even the uninitiated in modern dance will marvel at their genius...."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Nine Days
Winston Duke sits in judgment on the worth of life in this metaphysical drama
"...say the best design is invisible: You’re meant to marvel at the thing, or the feelings the thing inspires..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Suicide Squad
James Gunn's bad guys doing good prove DC needs to get silly
"...forced into begrudging heroism would not have happened if Marvel had not briefly fired (then rehired) him from his..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jungle Cruise
Take the Disney ride with Emily Blunt and the Rock, straight to adventure
" feel cynical about Disney, which has hoovered up Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar rights in the past decade..."

July 30, 2021 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough let love slip and slide
"...there is ... however you describe how Mickey (Stan, Marvel's Winter Soldier) and Chloe (Gough, Colette, The Other Lamb)..."

April 16, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Revisionist Superman riff brings new meaning to street-level superheroics
"...Mortal attempted to wrest the myth of Thor from Marvel's pantheon, and return it to its Scandinavian roots. Now..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Norwegian attempt to reclaim old myths from Marvel is Brightburn 2.0
"...but stay for this muddled and moody M. Night Shyamalan-cum-Marvel Cinematic Universe rip-off! (Or not. I hear the fjords..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula
The Korean zombie franchise becomes a fun heist flick
"...sentimental plot, and a barnstormingly bullish performance by future Marvel Eternal and the gangster from top notch crime flick..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Trolls World Tour
Too many notes make for a flat CG-animated sequel
", nod as you recognize a song or two, marvel at the licensing nightmare this must have involved, and..."

April 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pixar’s latest fantasy can’t conjure up that magic we expect
"...their own high bar to vault over, either via Marvel-ous tales involving supranormal powers (The Incredibles or through raw,..."

March 6, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Downey has and is fun as the doctor who can talk with the animals
"...pivotal he was to the very existence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that he made you believe in the..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Spies in Disguise
This kid-friendly animated spy romp is for the birds
"...and Dad have seen virtually any iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “bad guy versus good guy because one..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Charlie's Angels
Gen Z get their wings in Elizabeth Banks' Angels continuation
"...Ripley in the Seventies, to today’s examples, like Captain Marvel. And in between these bookends – let’s say in..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

AmericanaFest Is SXSW for Root Genres
T is for... Tennessee, Tanya Tucker, and 10 top-notch breakouts
"...Kendell Marvel Having written hits and superstar cuts like George Strait’s..."

Sept. 17, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Austin Film News: Linklater, Rodriguez, and a Case of Millennium Bugs
Production updates, new releases, and job opportunities
"...Chopra (who has some superhero experience having voiced Ms. Marvel for Marvel Avengers Academy), Pedro Pascal (about to become..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
A taste of Eighties-style buddy-cop action-comedy hits all the right faces
"...and an imposing presence – pure Wilson Fisk, aka Marvel's merciless Kingpin. When someone tries to murder him with..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

What if Superman, but bad?
"...satirical reinventions of the Big Blue Boy Scout, like Marvel's smug bully Hyperion. Of course James Gunn – brother..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Who will win this epic new battle royal as Godzilla faces King Ghidorah?
"...even a late-Seventies stint as a member of the Marvel Comics Universe have ensured the big galoot a permanent..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Welcome back, Mister Wick!
" otherwise musclebound genre currently in thrall to the Marvel-ous...."

May 17, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Panel Recap: The Female Gaze
Women get shit done on set
"...Maine, spotlighting Wonder Woman and Marvel’s latest (and first woman-led feature film) Captain Marvel, insisted:..."

March 12, 2019 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

M. Night Shyamalan's meta-comic trilogy crashes into Earth with a dull splat
"...marriage sans Batsuit. Unbreakable preceded by eight years the Marvel Cinematic Universe we now find ourselves in, and predated..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The underwater superhero brings long-awaited color to DC's films
"...Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe is sometimes chided for its rigid house..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Furry animated antics as yetis find proof: Humans exist!
" (Warner Bros.). The yetis’ hairy appearance is a marvel of swaying fur, made all the more miraculous by..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ngozi Ukazu Hip-Checks This Year’s Staple! Expo
Local artist brings a hockey team’s worth of wit & bro-centric warmth
"...within some yellow starburst on the cover of a Marvel silver-age comic with pencils by Kirby and inks by..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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