Marvel

Captain Marvel’s Air Force problem

By Chris Heasman

Marvel’s fawning over the military service of its latest hero is a step in an unfortunate direction.

Captain Marvel

By Hannah Woodhead

Brie Larson is great as Carol Danvers, but we’d hoped for slightly more from Marvel’s first female solo superhero movie.

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How Tony Stark became Marvel’s most authentic, relatable hero

By Millicent Thomas

Iron Man’s arc has continuously evolved over his decade-long stint in the MCU.

We’re still figuring out how to capture comic books on screen

By Tom Dunn

With superhero movies reaching saturation point, it’s time more embraced the visual tone and texture of the physical medium.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

By Kambole Campbell

Multiple Spider-Mans makes for outrageous fun in Marvel’s slick, constantly surprising multiverse animation.

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What superhero movies taught me about journalism

By Henry Bevan

From Lois Lane to Eddie Brock, the role of the intrepid reporter is often reduced to a cheap plot device.

Are superhero movies killing traditional screen acting?

By Manuela Lazic

As tentpole blockbusters expand and evolve, actors are having to flex their performance muscles in different ways.

The road to Infinity is paved with good storytelling

By Callum Costello

How Marvel Studios wedded creativity and economy to reshape the blockbuster landscape.

Is it time to do away with post-credits scenes?

By James Luxford

These bonus moments have become a mainstay of modern blockbuster. But are they a cynical marketing tool or cinema’s secret weapon?

Revisiting Blade II: Guillermo del Toro’s slick superhero B-movie

By Padraig Cotter

With its sympathetic monsters and distinct visuals, this 2002 sequel is the director’s most underrated film.

Black Panther

By Hannah Woodhead

Creed wunderkind Ryan Coogler takes the reigns to deliver Marvel’s best origin story since Iron Man.

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Black Panther and Kendrick Lamar: Exploding the Marvel Symphonic Universe

By Alasdair Bayman

The rapper’s work on the film’s soundtrack represents a bold new creative direction for the studio.

Made in Black America: Why Black Panther is more than a comic book movie

By Callum Costello

Marvel’s latest represents the culmination of years of reinvention in black filmmaking.

In praise of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Marvel’s long-awaited saviour

By Ella Kemp

The American actor’s latest scene-stealing performance shows what a female superhero should look like.

Thor: Ragnarok

By David Jenkins

Superheroes go comedy as Taika Waititi brings some much needed heart, soul and humour to the Marvel universe.

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How superhero culture helped me to overcome my depression

By Christopher Aguiar

As a kid, I found solace in the comic book characters who resembled my own outcast existence.

Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man is a great New York movie

By Henry Bevan

The director’s 2002 franchise opener is a tribute to this iconic city and the people who live in it.

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