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Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War (USA, 2018) is a non-stop juggernaut of Shock and Awe

The last ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to this, Avengers Infinity War, and this film is nothing short of a non-stop juggernaut of a blockbuster that refuses to hold back its punches. Strap yourselves in because this may turn into a blithering emotional crazed over-analysed mess… but I promise this is a spoiler free review.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (USA, 2017) is a triumphant return to form

By the conclusion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the character and lore behind it had lost all sense of vigour on screen. The film was tired, painful and offensively deplorable, so much so it managed to master what many would consider near impossible — it made the promise of future instalments as something to dread rather than anticipate. Who could imagine that could be the state of a property as beloved as Spider-Man. So perhaps due to the disappointment of previous outings does Spider-Man: Homecoming feel like such a crowning achievement. Ebullient and refreshing, Homecoming differs from previous iterations by positioning Peter Parker as a high school student who adores his alter ego rather than loathe his inner duality. It is a coming of age drama masquerading as a superhero film, and Homecoming proves as effervescent as the titular protagonist himself.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Captain America: Civil War (M, USA, 2016)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be this juggernaut that keeps pumping out successful film after successful film. They’ve been on this upward trajectory for so long that it seems inevitable that they will have to stumble somewhere. Surprisingly and welcomingly so, Captain America: Civil War is not that movie.... Continue Reading

The Russo Brothers talk what it took to pull off Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is poised to be, potentially, the biggest turning-point for Marvel’s cinematic universe since the first Avengers film. It’s the final chapter in Steve Roger’s (Chris Evans) journey as Captain America, an adaptation of Mark Millar‘s hugely-popular Civil War comic and the first time Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will assemble since the departure of Joss Whedon handed the reigns to Anthony and Joe Russo.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Iron Man 3 (USA, 2013)

Iron Man 3 is the third film in the Tony Stark story arc and promises more action and intensity than the previous two incarnations. Considering its box office success and it hasn’t even had a full week on screens in Australia yet; clearly the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are flocking to watch it.

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