A Bomb in the Lasagna: “Captain America: Civil War” is Modern Superhero Storytelling at its Best

It’s been a strange year for superhero movies. Deadpool connected with people in a big way. Batman and Superman didn’t. Thinkpieces about the end of the superhero movie genre woke up from their winter hibernation to make their annual rounds. In a year already hopping with superhero activity, Captain America: Civil War clears the waters. 13 films…

Second Breakfast: The Reprehensible Garbage Heap That Is Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’

American remakes of foreign films… I occasionally struggle to understand the motivation behind the genre. Obviously, classics like The Magnificent Seven (a remake of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) hold up on their own and justify themselves by situating themselves as separate artistic entities, with certain changes demanded by the cultural differences and shift in setting, basically…