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Marvel produces real cinema

When someone asks you about the greatest cinematic accomplishments of all time, I doubt the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first thing that comes to mind. Despite the MCU’s ceaseless success and each film in the franchise averaging at an almost billion dollars box office each, they have faced many critics, most notably being Martin […]

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WandaVision finale review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Your power exceeds that of the sorcerer supreme” was an epic revelation for WandaVision fans in the series finale earlier this month. The slow-burning and compelling Disney+ series has kicked off Marvel’s “phase 4,” and therefore, viewer expectations were at an all-time high in its last few episodes.  If you’ve watched the series, […]

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Martin Scorsese on Marvel superhero films: “not cinema”

Martin Scorsese recently made news, and not just for the release of The Irishman, heralded as his greatest film since Goodfellas. No, Scorsese made headlines a few weeks ago by claiming in an interview with Empire that Marvel superhero films are “not cinema”. Scorsese’s main point was that he had attempted to watch a Marvel […]

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Farewell, Stan Lee

This week, the universe lost a superhero. Stan Lee, one of the founding figures of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on 12 November, 2018. The characters that Lee and Jack Kirby created have weaved their way into our world in such a way that there is rarely a superhero movie not in the […]