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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Has Its Claws in the Zeitgeist

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther engages with deep and timely social, cultural, and psychological concepts, and completely taps into America's zeitgeist.

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'Black Panther' Turns Repeatedly to Women for Better Judgment

Will it take the Black Panther world as long as it's taken every other white comic book hero world to build itself around wondrous women?

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'Black Panther' Is to Superhero Movies That 'Get Out' Is to Horror Movies

An action-packed superhero adventure, a sexy spy thriller, a palace intrigue drama, and a poignant tale about the pains and perils of leadership -- Ryan Coogler's epic Black Panther is the most personal Marvel film to date.

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'Fruitvale Station' Is a Powerful Film That Demands to Be Viewed and Discussed

To what extent is Grant responsible for his life, and to what extent is he a product of a larger culture and society that thrives and survives on the institutional racism against African-Americans?

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'Fruitvale Station' Captures a Dissolving Life In a Cell Phone Image

The opening footage is shaky, blurry, and when at last you hear a gunshot, you know this is the sound of 22-year-old Oscar Gran's life ending.

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