Full disclosure: I wrote The Avengers for seven years, and Captain America’s own title, and the Vision and the Scarlet Witch’s. Continue reading
Read two critical perspectives on Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014) by Steve Englehart and Dennis Harvey. Birdman opens in San Francisco on Friday, October 24 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, October 31.
by Steve Englehart
EatDrinkFilms publisher Gary Meyer knew me when I was the lead writer for Marvel and DC Comics (sometimes sequentially, sometimes simultaneously), so he thought I’d have some insight when reviewing Birdman . As it turns out, no comics knowledge was required for that film, but I can bring a little insight to bear anyway. Continue reading
Equality. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Earth. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to create new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. On this joyride, Lucy and Guardians of the Galaxy were our tentpoles for the summer. And while neither will pass the Bechdel test, theirs was a strong showing for women. Continue reading