Doctor Strange

In the post-credits scene of 2008’s “Iron Man,” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) teased that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) was “part of a bigger universe.” With that single line of dialogue, the nature of superhero films was changed forever, ...

By this point, Marvel Studios is a well-oiled blockbuster machine, capable of producing commercial hits without batting an eye. Yet film critics routinely pan their overreliance on a formula, resulting in predictable plot structures and undeveloped villains, which is reflected ...