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Black Panther

4 Stars (out of 4)

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... (More)

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Top Ten Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

  1. Black Panther
  2. The Avengers
  3. Iron Man
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Iron Man 3
  6. Ant-Man
  7. Captain America: Civil War
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. Iron Man 2
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DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Black Panther, why not go back and check out Chadwick Boseman's first appearance as the character, in Captain America: Civil War?

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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