Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal in TRIPLE FRONTIER © Netflix

Recently, Steven Spielberg seemed to spark an already controversial topic in Hollywood. His comments regarded Netflix original films as “TV movie[s],” downplaying the value of films such as Roma for awards recognition. While Netflix has already proven it can go toe-to-toe with Best Picture nominees at the Oscars — winning Best Foreign Language Film, Cinematography, and Director for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma — the streaming service continues to present itself as a powerhouse in the industry. Netflix’s most recent “blockbuster” Triple Frontier further cements the streaming service’s status and capability of producing original, cinematic content.

Triple Frontier follows a group of…


“Look, I’m a comic book, I’m a cereal, did a Christmas album. I have an excellent theme song. And a so-so popsicle…There’s only one Spider-Man. And you’re looking at him.” – Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller at San Diego Comic-Con (2018). Photo credited to Gage Skidmore on Flickr.

In 2015, before producing another reimagined, decades-old comics franchise in The LEGO Batman Movie (2017), writing-producing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller took on the impossible task of producing a new installment of Spider-Man, a seemingly tired franchise.¹ Ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created the character in 1962, Spider-Man has become a cultural phenomenon and brand of his own, along…

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English graduate student with an interest in film.

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