Marvel Cinematic Universe

Cinematic Universe.


Looking for Relevance in ‘Captain Marvel’ Being Set in the 1990s


The film’s period references yielded some fun and nostalgia but ultimately result in a lot of untapped potential.


‘Captain Marvel’ Breaks the Record for Best Opening Weekend for a Woman Director


The 21st installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe also marks the best completely introductory solo superhero entry of the whole franchise.

Boden Fleck Captain Marvel

How Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Went From Sundance to ‘Captain Marvel’


Higher. Further. Faster. The remarkable career path of the ‘Captain Marvel’ directors.

Nick Fury

Nick Fury: Cynic or Secret Optimist?


The young, laughing, cat-cuddling Nick Fury seen in ‘Captain Marvel’ may show us the optimistic underside of our favorite MCU spymaster.

Captain Marvel

‘Captain Marvel’ Review: A Hero Takes Flight, Eventually


Turns out the MCU’s glass ceiling was just the floor for unexceptional but entertaining enough superhero movies.

Captain Marvel Comic

The Story of Captain Marvel and The Avengers


Here’s the cliff notes version of a legacy that spans decades.

Eighth Grade Selfie

Investigating the Use of Smartphones in Popular Movies


Watch a video essay that examines the surprisingly minor use of smartphones in last year’s biggest movies.

Marvel Super Bowl Trailer Breakdown

What We Learned From the ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Super Bowl Trailers


The Captains reigned at Super Bowl LIII as Marvel rallies fans.

Spiderverse Miles

Divergence, Not Convergence, Marks the Future of the Superhero Franchises


‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,’ not ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ marks the future of the superhero genre.