Lora Hirschberg

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MCU Movie Reviews | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

I usually end these MCU movie reviews by talking about the 4K Blu-ray release, but with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I will instead discuss the 4K edition first before going into the details of the...

6.5 Fair
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MCU Movie Reviews | Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

As someone who didn’t watch 2015‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron in “real time” (i.e., when it came out), I have always perceived its legacy to be the forgotten Avengers film —...

8 Great
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MCU Movie Reviews | Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy is the kind of movie that simply steamrolls over any criticism. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s bold, it’s colorful — and, what’s more, it knows...

7 Good
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MCU Movie Reviews | Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (the second Thor film, the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Phase Two and the eighth MCU film overall) is generally considered the worst — or at the very...

6 Fair
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MCU Movie Reviews | The Avengers (2012)

We come to it at last: the movie that the then-recently-formed Marvel Studios predicated its entire strategy upon. As with all big payoffs, the initiative for bringing The Avengers to cinematic life c...

7.5 Good
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MCU Movie Reviews | Iron Man 2 (2010)

Two movies came to mind when I just watched Iron Man 2 again for the first time since the night it hit theaters on May 7, 2010: 2008‘s The Dark Knight and 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Plot-wise, t...

6 Fair
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MCU Movie Reviews | Iron Man (2008)

I saw Iron Man in theaters on opening day back on May 2, 2008. Though the film industry had long since been propped up by tentpole blockbusters, at the time I never could have predicted what the futur...

8 Great
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Favorite Movies | The Dark Knight (2008)

As the new millennium’s second decade has progressed, one thing has become increasingly clear: the monoculture has collapsed. What made the pop culture of the ’90s so magical was the occur...

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Favorite Movies | Batman Begins (2005)

The page was turned on Batman Begins quite quickly, as I recall. Director Christopher Nolan made another movie the following year called The Prestige that also prominently featured Christian Bale and ...