Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.
On 'Justice League' itself. Beware spoilers.
My 'Justice League' theory is bust-ice league. But that's a good thing!
If my theories about the movie prove wrong, I can make hay from them. I've done it before.
On politics in literature, spoken and unspoken (and a few other things).
Can in time a comic book stand in the same realm as anything Henry James produced? I'm sure it's possible; I'd argue it's already happened.
Batman v Superman, and Writerman v Plotcomplicationthings.
Comics are just for kids. Right?
Why the success of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a two-edged sword.
On standing on the shoulders of giants, but only to jump free.
On the fluidity of canon in comics and Buddhism alike. No, really.
Are there too many comic book movies? No, just too many movies made from the same prefab story beats.
Man of Steel understands Superman well enough to know he should be taken seriously, even if it doesn't always quite know how to make that understanding real.
Bill Watterson: "No upside for me" in adapting Calvin & Hobbes to animation. I agreed.
On the ways violence becomes an aesthetic unto itself in our entertainments.
Why DC and Marvel are stuck in a taste trap of their own making.
Why I liked "Wolverine", but had to be careful why.
What was it about last year's superhero blockbuster that turned out to be so ... average?
Why the longing for "escapism" is problematic.
Ugliness is not a total synonym for "truth".
The most fantastic things work best when they are rooted in the most familiar.
Why "Man of Steel"'s Superman is a little more interesting, and problematic, than you might expect. (Warning: spoilers.)
Suspension of disbelief: exercise for the brain.
The last installment gives us the Batman we deserve rather than the Batman we want. Not a bad thing, actually.
We will always find a new way to be naive, and that's a good thing.
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