Why Is “Death Stranding” The Video Game People Took Seriously This Year?
Hideo Kojima’s latest release is strange, celebrated by critics, and highlights how hard it is for any video game to achieve mainstream legitimacy without a vast budget.
The New Spider-Man Movie Makes Live-Action Superheroes Look Boring
Cartoon superheroes have made a big-screen comeback with Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film so vibrant it makes you wonder if all superheroes would be better off animated.
These Netflix Comedies Show Teens In All Their Gross, Embarrassing Glory
By tackling the messy realities of teen life, shows like Big Mouth and American Vandal offer a profound (and profane) empathy to the people who need it most.
Superhero Movies Will Have To Work Harder After “Black Panther”
By making it clear that a massively successful superhero blockbuster can engage with complex political and ethical questions, Ryan Coogler’s film has raised the bar for everyone else in the cinematic universe.