Captain America: The Winter Soldier
First screened in January 2015
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo. Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Maximiliano Hernández, Callan Mulvey, Toby Jones, Hayley Atwell, Garry Shandling, Jenny Agutter, Bernard White, Alan Dale, Chin Han, Georges St-Pierre, Steven Culp, Thomas Kretschmann, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Ed Brubaker (based on characters created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby).

Twitter Capsule: Aims to redeem star-spangled militarism from bad rep. Ideological but not dumb. Spiffy editing.

VOR:   Bit cloudy in its politics—Guns 'n' Warcraft 'n' Shit are still the way to solve even the world's murkier problems. But its ambivalence is interesting, while film stays light on its feet.

Photo © 2014 Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Visual Effects: Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earle, Bryan Grill, and Daniel Sudick

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