Episode 121: Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This week, Gavia and Morgan celebrate the fifth anniversary of one of Marvel's best films and their own personal favorite, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They dissect its political commentary, its sensitive treatment of its central characters, assess its place in the larger MCU, and reminisce about the glory days of Captain America fandom c. spring 2014.

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Episode 118: Captain Marvel

This week, Morgan and Gavia weigh the merits (or lack thereof?) of Marvel Studios' first woman-led film, Captain Marvel. They evaluate it against other Marvel origin stories, critique its use of amnesia as a plot device, appreciate performances from Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, and more.

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Episode 109: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This week, Morgan and Gav effuse over the best superhero movie in recent memory, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They consider its position in the superhero canon, its relationship to comicbook structure and aesthetics, its remarkable visual style, and exciting voice performances by Shameik Moore and Jake Johnson.

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Episode 58: Tim Burton's Batman + Batman Returns

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Tim Burton's Batman films, Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and others. Topics discussed include how these Gothic movies stand apart from later cinematic Batmans, Burton's early-20th century cinema influences, the unique appeal of Keaton's Bruce Wayne, and the greatness of Pfeiffer's Catwoman.

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Episode 49: Wonder Woman

Morgan and Gavia return from a hiatus to discuss the blockbuster of the summer, Patty Jenkins' extended universe-saving Wonder Woman. Topics discussed include: how the film compares to other superhero origin stories, its refreshing earnestness, the pluses and minuses of the WWI setting, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine's winning charm, and the glorious sight of Robin Wright murdering a bunch of dudes.

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Episode 9: X-Men: Apocalypse

Gavia and Morgan discuss X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest installment of the rebooted X-Men franchise. Topics include but are not limited to: makeovers, the new crop of teens, diversity (or lack thereof), villain issues, the most expendable family in recent blockbuster history, and a single tear.

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Episode 7: Captain America: Civil War

Morgan and Gavia have it out over Captain America: Civil War, which Gav enjoyed very much and Morgan hated. Who will come out on top? Is it possible to win an argument about a movie? You'll just have to listen to find out. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: narrative issues, Black Panther and character cross-promotion, and Marvel's most incredible "no homo" moment yet.

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Episode 3: Black Panther

Gavia and Morgan discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates' new Black Panther comic, delve into the history of the character, and speculate speciously on the character's potential role in Captain America: Civil War before going deep on what (doesn't) make a Marvel director, and how Creed's Ryan Coogler might break the mold.

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