Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking Phase II

Since the last time I did this list there have been more films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so I saw fit to update that list ahead of the imminent release of the long awaited Avengers: Infinity War. I’ve altered some of the text on the entries that belonged to the previous list where…

Arrival

Aliens come to Earth for mysterious reasons that an elite team have to get to the bottom of in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Every now and again a sci-fi film comes along that does everything that I feel science fiction exists for. Namely to frame real world issues in a fantastical context that allows for subtle…

Kneel Before Pod – Captain America: Civil War

It’s time for another Kneel Before Pod. On this episode myself (Craig), Aaron and Chris -who appears for the first time- got together over the internet to talk about the latest Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War. Through the discussion we talk about our reactions to the conflict as well as new characters like Black…

Captain America: Civil War

It’s Avenger vs. Avenger in Captain America: Civil War when Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) disagree with legal measures that various governments around the world want to place on the Avengers because they fear how dangerous a team of superhumans can be. Loosely based…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Christopher McQuarrie becomes the latest director to helm the Mission: Impossible franchise with the 5th installment Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. Usually when a franchise reaches a 5th outing it has long since run out of steam and is waiting to disappear entirely. This is definitely not the case with Mission: Impossible as it is showing no signs of slowing…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

So, it’s finally here. Joss Whedon’s eagerly anticipated follow up to the hugely successful The Avengers -or Avengers Assemble if you live in certain places- finally lands on cinema screens in the form of Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film has big shoes to fill given the success of the first one and the innate…

Marvel Ranking

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and attempt my own Marvel Ranking. Below you’ll find my list of the Marvel movies in order of quality from worst to best. It’s something that a lot of websites do so I thought it’d be…

On the Silver Screen – Kill The Messenger

Michael Cuesta’s Kill the Messenger tells the story of journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) as he works to expose the involvement of the CIA in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing Cocaine into California. The real life events of this film and the political machinations surrounding them are very complex but this film smartly…