The Perfect Comic-Book Movie. The Avengers, Reviewed.

1. The Avengers is a superhero movie so fun, full of so much pure fanboy-wank joy wrapped up in an accessible, relentlessly entertaining package, that I'm not sure anybody needs to make any more comic-book movies; this one might wrap it up. (One suspects they'll still find a way.) Made by and for—but, crucially, not … » 5/04/12 12:59pm 5/04/12 12:59pm

What Movies From the '90s Will Critics Include In Sight & Sound's Top…

These days, there are so many film polls and online Top 10 lists that the idea of ranking movies can seem rather old hat. But amid all that list-bait, there is one movie poll taken more seriously than all others: Sight & Sound's once-a-decade poll of the greatest films of all time. The British film magazine has been… » 5/03/12 5:20pm 5/03/12 5:20pm

What The Avengers Means For The Future Of Comic-Book Movies

Tomorrow, Marvel's The Avengers will open in certain parts of the globe—not the U.S., which won't see the film until May 4—and Marvel's four-year odyssey of laying the groundwork for this action blockbuster will finally be over. It's been an impressive run commercially, if not always critically. (Captain America: The… » 4/24/12 3:55pm 4/24/12 3:55pm