Review: Venom

Needs an antidote.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Venom (2018) joins the ranks of the likes of Suicide Squad (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018) as the kind of movie that wants to be both an edgy answer to Marvel’s all-too-cozy EU and a relief to the superhero fatigue, yet amounts to precisely the same thing it’s supposedly riffing on. It’s a sorry, disappointing result.

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Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Does whatever a Spider-Man movie can.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Fifteen years, six movies and three iterations into the friendly neighborhood masked superhero, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) hits all the requisite beats and little else. It’s a fun bit of entertainment, light in drama, romance and action (and here I’m thinking of all the highlights in previous movies, which have no real equivalent here) but comically hopped up in Marvel’s meta-cynicism, if that’s your thing.

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