While Joker depicts the anti-capitalist rebellion as merely an aesthetic dead-end event, led by a madman on a killing spree, Parasite constructs a figure of the working class that does not attempt a rebellion when crushed by the system.
Against the Overmen: Captain Marvel and Umbrella Academy
Both Captain Marvel (Marvel Studios) and Umbrella Academy (Netflix) offer keen critiques of the borderline-fascist notions of superhero might and specialness, and we would be remiss to ignore them.
Avengers: Infinity War, or Are We Thanos? On the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and How it Reflects the Cultural Zeitgeist
Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying the so called Marvel Cinematic Universe is a dominant cultural force in the early years of the 21st century. But do such films truly reflect the values of the society so willing to consume them? Peer into their latest installment, Infinity War, and the answer might just […]
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