Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Disney’s Marvel’s fake-out extravaganza

by Benjamín Harguindey

Presented as the epic conclusion to a decade of “cinematic universe” build-up, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is actually the first half of a two-parter. It’s not that the movie has a somber ending so much as that it has no ending at all. Following the latest in a series of skirmishes with big bad Thanos, the Avengers take a breather and the movie sort of cuts to black – a “To be continued” on par with The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

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Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Some pun about “ghost” and “shell”.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Ghost in the Shell has been many things in the past 30 years: a manga (three volumes), an anime (two seasons), a 1995 animated film (followed by a sequel in 2004) and any number of made-for-TV flicks and “original video animations”. The phenomenon has never been transmuted into a live action film though. How does the 2017 incarnation fare?

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