2016 saw a solid year for the MCU on the big screen, capped off by a compelling debut for Doctor Strange. The lineup this year ought to be every bit as good. So what’s on deck for 2017?
Critics and viewers have piled enormous amounts of praise on Birdman, 2014’s Best Picture winner. Those praises are all technically correct. But the film only works if in the end you are willing to embrace, in some degree, its existentialism – a step I’m not willing to take.
We’ve never done any awards at Christian Entertainment Reviews. But if we did, even and especially accounting for worldview as well as artistic value, I just might side with the Academy on their pick for Best Picture.
It’s kind of funny how we think Batman is so well defined. We always have this idea of Batman being this dark, tortured, lonely soul with a strict code of ethics, but he hasn’t always been like that. In 1940 he was happy and colorful. By the ‘60s he was far from lonely, with Batgirl as well as Robin at his side, and in the ‘80s he was very nearly murderous, almost driven mad by the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. It has been in recent history that we’ve known him as being this dark character.