Throughout Avengeners: Infinity War, rapidity (of dialogue and drama) is mistaken for actual rhythm.
By partially demonstrating what a fresher superhero movie might look like, it underlines its genre-defined limitations.
Robert Altman’s sprawling tragicomic testament to fate and infidelity gets an impressive 4K upgrade from the Criterion Collection.
The fun of the action scenes exacerbates the failure of the narrative to adequately contend with its own themes.
Joss Whedon’s film struggles against the rigid formula that typifies the Marvel universe, but only does so up to a point.
One long trial of moral duty, and one that excuses repugnant behavior and psychological warfare in lieu of a repetitive, condescending sermon on honoring thy father.
Jon Favreau’s film comes off as flippant in its view of independent labor as a universally liberating experience for an artist and businessman.