(Not)heroes: the story of a deconstructed superhero image in comic book adaptations
Marvel now many took out. More precisely, not even Marvel itself as such, but the dominance of their film comics. Film adaptations are full of stamps and even self-copying (I…

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"Venom": back in the nineties
The genre of motion picture comics continues to gain popularity, but in recent years it seems Marvel and its disney stories have virtually become monopolists in this market. Yes, DC…

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Watch and dance: the top seven movies about dancing
"Dance is almost a Declaration of love," Dostoevsky said. "Cinema should make the viewer forget that he is sitting in the cinema," Polanski repeated. Movies about dancing or dancing in…

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“Joker”: there are no superheroes, and there are sick people

“The Joker” is perhaps the most caressed film festivals, the center of which is a comic book character. And it’s understandable why: it doesn’t look like a comic book movie. On the other hand, why tie him to Batman?

Clearly, why: to go to him comic book fans and made him a bigger box office. If the character of such a film was some left-wing uncle, and not the future main antagonist of Batman, I would not go to him. I don’t like movies like that.There are films, you know, heavy, but the severity is different. It can be thick, viscous, as if not yet properly frozen jelly, and this boring. From such a sticky weight you want to get rid of as soon as possible — and it’s easy to do, you can exit the session or close the player window. “Joker” – not dense, it oppressive terrible hopelessness of the broken destiny and romanticization of mental disorders and violence. There is no escape from this hopelessness.Like any self-respecting comic book character that has existed for decades, the Joker has several origin stories. And none of the comics are the same as what Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix showed in the film.Phillips told the story of a sick man. Continue reading

The ghoulish seven: top scariest movies of the 2000s (part 1)
Have you ever wondered about the reason for such a wide popularity of the horror genre? Is it normal to watch people suffer on the screen? Well, it depends what…

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Dreams come true: 10 films about the Christmas miracle
New year is a time when dreams come true, and it does not matter whether you live on 3rd street Builders or Fifth Avenue. We have compiled for you a…

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"Draft": in this world, the book was spoiled
What book adaptations can be called successful? The first head of the average citizen is likely to be "Lord of the rings" "Hobbit" and "Harry Potter", more sophisticated remember, for…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 2)
Self-censorship didn't work. Therefore, in 1968, the MPAA rating system appeared. And the debate about it has not subsided until the threat of government censorship , together with the court…

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