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#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Avengers: Endgame | Joe & Anthony Russo

April 26, 2019

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe started to come together in the late 2000s and early 2010s, it was not only fashionable but easy to pick these superhero films apart — not merely for the sameness of their self-serious origin stories nor the clumsiness of their formal attributes, nor even for their growing monolithic influence on the industry as a whole. Primarily, the issue with these things was a lack of personality. And that’s a criticism that’s still valid now, but…

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#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Captain Marvel | Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck

Like Black Panther before it, the representational bona-fides of Captain Marvel, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe, entry have been at the forefront of its marketing and will assuredly be a prominent feature of future discussion. That this is the first female-fronted installment, after 11 years…

March 8, 2019
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