Even as TV becomes increasingly filled with superhero deconstructions like The Boys and Invincible, DC's latest TV show, Peacemaker, feels distinct in that it could only exist in the mind of James Gunn. In many ways, the new HBO Max show is a greatest hits compilation for the horror filmmaker
We've reached a point where no matter your taste, there's a superhero show out there for you. Do you want gory satires that deconstruct the meaning of a superhero? Watch The Boys. Do you want an action thriller? Watch Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Want an animated meta-comedy? How about
There was only one thing that really mattered going into the latest film in the MonsterVerse: would the titular fight be worth the six-year wait? Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes! Unfortunately, this isn't exactly the home run it could have been.
You don't really want a recap of the
The monarch butterfly is one of the most well known and studied butterflies on the planet, and it is also of tremendous cultural importance in Mexico, both for its beauty and for what it does for the tourism industry in Michoacán. But the butterfly has also become a symbol for
The search for the next Studio Ghibli is neverending. Though the answer is not one you can pinpoint easily, the latest film from the acclaimed Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Wolfwalkers, feels like a strong contender.
Taking visual cues from The Tale of Princess Kaguya and with a narrative that feels
David Fincher's Mank is brilliantly summarized by its titular character when he says "You cannot capture a man’s entire life in two hours. All you can hope is to leave an impression of one." Sadly, the impression Netflix's Oscar-hopeful leaves is not a very lasting one, but a surface-level, distant
Mike Flanagan is one of the most interesting voices working in horror today, and it's baffling that he has only worked 9 years in the genre. Though he hasn't enjoyed the kind of mainstream success other horror auteurs like James Wan have enjoyed, his output the past decade is full
When The Boys premiered last year, it was a bit of a double-edged sword. It came at the perfect time for a satire of superheroes and how they would act in the real world (premiering a couple of months before Watchmen) but more importantly, it satirized the way we consume
Even with a global pandemic, there's no denying superhero movies and TV shows are approaching zombie-levels of saturation. This year alone saw the release of Birds of Prey, the Harley Quinn animated show, the last season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as the upcoming (hopeful) release of The New
The worst thing to be said about The Old Guard is that it feels like the Marvel shows made for Netflix, in that it feels mostly like it's saving up the good stuff set up for a sequel. The good news is that The Old Guard kicks so much ass
How do you parody what is already half a joke? How do you present an event that's so ingrained in European pop culture as the Eurovision Song Contest to an American audience that has never paid attention? The wrong answer, is to make it a rom-com with the juggernaut singing
They really should have stopped making biopics after Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, the 2007 satirical music biopic, pulled back the curtain to reveal and make fun of all the tropes and clichés of the biopic movie. Netflix’s newest movie, Sergio, tries to get ahead of the tropes by
My Hero Academia is one of the most popular ongoing anime shows, and it’s easy to see why. The show appeals not only to anime fans, but to superhero fans (of which there are a ton today) by presenting a world where 80% of the world population has superpowers, or