REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

For the most part I’ve made my peace with the Star Wars prequels. None of them are good, exactly, but Attack of the Clones deals with some interesting ideas and compelling themes hampered by shoddy execution; and The Phantom Menace is far better than its reputation would suggest thanks to imaginative visuals and a raw … Continue reading REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

The Unofficial MCU Timeline Finale – CAPTAIN MARVEL and Postmortem

For the past 21 weeks, I have been re-watching the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; combing over minute, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it details in an attempt to assemble a definitive, undeniable timeline for these movies. In a minute I’m going to talk about why this was a stupid, agonizing thing to do, but there’s one movie left … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline Finale – CAPTAIN MARVEL and Postmortem

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 18 – BLACK PANTHER

We’ve got another easy one this week. When Black Panther came out just over a year ago, it created huge waves throughout the genre of superhero movies and the broader pop culture. If the Academy Award for Best Picture was awarded simply in terms of cultural legacy, Black Panther unquestionably deserved the trophy that Green Book regrettably took … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 18 – BLACK PANTHER

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 16 – SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

This is it. Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie that supposedly broke the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie whose depiction of events has been famously called “incorrect” by some of Marvel’s most prominent filmmakers. The movie that – in a roundabout way – inspired me to do this whole dumb series in the first place. … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 16 – SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING