Friday Link Roundup – Batman Edition

Before we jump into The World’s Greatest Detective, this Superman link popped up this week that I wanted to add to last week’s post. The article argues that at his most allegorical core, Superman is an immigrant and the best stories about him focus on that.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the first time Batman and Superman have been on film together (Wonder Woman too!), after 60 years of fighting crime arm-in-arm on the page. This sounds like an overwhelming amount of backstory, so here’s some context:

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Battle Royale: Into the Woods

PBS v. Disney, Peters v. Streep, Gleason v. Blunt. We’ve all been clamouring for it. Which performance of Into the Woods songs is the best? I’m comparing the PBS American Playhouse version, which included most of the original Broadway cast and aired on PBS in 1991, with the 2014 film adaptation. The PBS version is […]

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A User’s Guide to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Since it was coined in a 2007 A.V. Club review of Elizabethtown, the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl has been used to describe everyone from Zooey Deschanel’s character in (500) Days of Summer to Zooey Deschanel, the real-life human being. On its surface, the label of Manic Pixie Dream Girl appears to be no more […]

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The 2016 Pop Culture Reference Awards for Excellence in Film or Something

2016 Pop Culture Reference Awards

The Academy Awards are today and, despite a few exceptions that prove the rule, listing off this year’s crop of nominees is like a schoolteacher taking attendance. “An American making tough choices at war time?” “Here!” “Man-versus-nature suffer-fest?” “Here!” “The courageous LGBT role, performed by a straight person?” “Here!” “Heart-wrenching family drama?” “Here!” “White people?” […]

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Friday Link Round Up – Oscars Edition

Oscars

The Oscars air this Sunday and we’re got our predictions on lock. Leo is going to win, and it’s going to be interminably long. Even with these guarantees, we’re looking forward to the big show, and are genuinely impressed with a lot of the films we’ve seen this season. This week, we’ve compiled a list […]

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