The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 6: “One World, One People” Review

We’ve come to the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Marvel event series that has been a rollercoaster in terms of tone and quality. Throughout my reviews of the series (or season, should Marvel decide to double down) I have remained skeptical of its attempts at lofty…

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5 “Truth” Review

Admittedly, I have been pretty hard on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Soured a bit from the taste of the recent WandaVision finale, I had serious doubts about Marvel Studios’ willingness to commit to the bigger ideas the show promised to explore at the outset. I’ve criticized the chemistry…

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching” Review

Each week, the creators behind The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — showrunner Malcolm Spellman, director Kari Skogland, and company — seem to slice themselves a thick cut of meat to chew on, like issues of racism or nationalism, then spit it out and cut another without fully digesting anything.…

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 3 “Power Broker” Review

After a lot of table-setting during the first two episodes, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s third chapter “Power Broker” is more focused, with most of its runtime dedicated to one group of characters pursuing a single objective. Here, Sam “The Falcon” Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky “The Winter Soldier”…

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 2 “The Star Spangled Man” Review

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier began with a bold mission statement of probing into issues of race and nationalism within the framework of a grounded superhero drama. Marvel Studios has a habit of paying lip service to adult themes without diving into them in a substantial way, but with…

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 1 “New World Order” Review

Despite appearing in six movies apiece, neither Sam “The Falcon” Wilson (Anthony Mackie) nor Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is much of a character. Bucky, first introduced on the big screen in Captain America: The First Avenger, is a 106-year-old WWII veteran who spent most of the past…

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