Directed by Oakland's own Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), Black Panther is the eighteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Franchise, but it's also something more. It's a superhero movie, but, like last year's Logan, it adds a bracing new level of dramatic heft. In this, the action scenes seem secondary to what the characters are going through, and what's going on in their world. It also tackles more complicated questions about what's good and evil, as opposed to, say, a big bad guy, like an Ultron, trying to take over the world. Additionally, it can be added to the short list of notable movies directed by African-Americans, movies that can be said to have had some kind of social or cultural impact. Apt comparisons include Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep...