superheroes

Interview: Andrez Bergen

We chat with Andrez Bergen about his latest book Who is killing the great capes of Heropa?, an exciting blend of superhero noir mystery, with a sci-fi twist.

Top 10 Superheroes Way Lamer Than Aquaman

Though Aquaman gets the short end of the stick in mainstream comic culture, there are far worse comic book characters out there. Check out this list of the top ten superheroes (and supervillains!) that you should definitely make fun of well before Aquaman.

Chronicle Review

Just one month after The Devil Inside seemingly ruined the found footage film for everyone, along comes Chronicle, a sci-fi tinged powerhouse of a movie that single-handedly saves the sub-genre to stand as quite possibly the best example of the format. Even more than the iconic Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, Chronicle dares to tell a dark and bold story that actually feels painfully real and heartbreaking despite being somewhat of a superhero origin story.

Griff the Invisible Review

Griff the Invisible is an odd little film, one that wears a big heart on its sleeve. Writer/director Leon Ford has created a film that is equal parts enamouring and sad. The film stars Ryan Kwanten as the titular Griff, a quiet loner who doubles as a masked vigilante by night. What makes this film different from the growing roster of DIY vigilante movies, is that our hero's crime-fighting adventures are essentially made up. His foes are imagined fantasies and his feats gross exaggerations of his own creation. It's a relatable tale of outsiders who try to fit in the only way they know how.

Hot Docs 2011 Review:
Superheroes

In Superheroes, director Michael Barnett introduces to a gallery of men and women who take it upon themselves to don masks and capes, lurking the streets for criminals to thwart. But in a subculture that is so much more showmanship than substance, Barnett's film begins to stumble on almost identical faults.