Happy Monday, dear readers! This week on the Clickables, we have an artful piece of cultural criticism, along with some material from Archer and an interview with Garry Shandling.
- Amidst the internet’s windy storm of discussion centered on the superficial topics of fan reaction and over-reaction, the comparison of Marvel and DC’s extended universes, and the economic viability of a long term Justice League franchise, Film Freak Central‘s Walter Chaw dropped an inspiring anchor of informed and substantive film criticism in his review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Chaw’s borderline prose-poetry, historical contextualization, and deeply resonant take on the film serves as an astounding reminder of the power of what happens when a critic intelligently engages a film on its own terms and a superhero movie is thought of as more than a superhero movie.
- Some lighter material now: If you’d like to hear an irreverent sexist alcoholic spy review James Bond movies, check out Archer’s reviews of all of them here.
- Or check out an impressive collection of quotes on sexism from some of the women in Hollywood.
- Over at the Washington Post, David Betancourt offers another analytical take on Batman vs. Superman, looking at its strong, and obvious, use of an age-old theme: Man versus God.
- Finally, in remembrance of Garry Shandling, who passed away last week, the WTF with March Maron Podcast has re-posted its 2011 interview with the late entertainer.
That’s it for this week! Check back next Monday for more of the best of the rest of the Internet!
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