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"Logan": A Genre's Return to Cinema

Logan is so stripped down, its consciousness so present, its avoidance of hollowness so steadfast, that it wouldn't be enough to call it a classic superhero movie. This, friends, is simply a classic film. It's the sort of finale that should, if Hollywood would allow it, see its stars off into satisfied retirement, and into the genre’s annals.

Oscars 2017 - The Envelope Blunder That Featured An Awards Ceremony

This envelope gaffe consigned two films to an unwarranted singular aftermath; one that separates them from their individual merits. It's unfortunate. However, this manner of assigning single infamies has underlined the Oscars from nomination day. A few weeks later, we were able to summarise most of the Best Picture nominees in one line, and often it will be patronising and cursory. We have the pundits to thank for that, and swathes of lethargic audiences whose cinematic appetite is determined by intellectually undemanding stuff.