Over 111 years ago, D.W. Griffith released The Birth of a Nation, a cinematic adaptation of the novel The Clansman, that told … Continue reading “Dragged Across Concrete” – The Problem With Pro-Police Propaganda
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Marvel Studios pretty much set the standard for its how to do shared cinematic universes. With 13 films grossing over $10 … Continue reading How A Universal Monsters Revival Could Work
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Superhero films are lacking in meaningful diversity in the form of complex characterizations and leading roles for people of color. Continue reading We Gon’ Be All-White: The Lack of Meaningful Diversity in Superhero Films