Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Superhero Movie, and Contemporary Culture

Manon Ardisson examines the latest film in the revitalised superhero genre in terms of its unique stylistic approach and its seemingly inevitable, yet ironic failure to impact at the box office.

Winter’s Bone – The Modern American Wasteland and Social Conscience

Kristen Hopper and Sira Dooley Fairchild discuss the recent Winter’s Bone and its reflection on modern American society, and on a wider level, such a film’s ethical implications.