Archives for May 4, 2012

Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye … and Me.

On Monday night, April 31, Anne and I sat in the middle of a crowd of comic book superhero fans and film critics. And we had a fantastic time, as the crowd cheered and laughed and celebrated throughout The Avengers' 142-minute running time.But then, what you feel while you're watching a movie can be very different from what you think about after the movie.I've written a review that includes all of the exclamation points that were exploding in my head while I watched the movie... and yet … [Read more...]

Take Shelter (2011) and Movies About the End of the World

In "At World's End: The Age of the Apocalypse Movie," an article published at Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine, I consider Take Shelter and other films that show an increasing obsession with the end of the world. … [Read more...]