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Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman, 1976-2020


Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman passed Friday following a four-year struggle with cancer, according to the New York Post. The Black Panther film filled theaters here like none other, as mostly black audiences cheered and laughed and clapped and, at the end, gave it a standing ovation. A week after the opening. It was the biggest crowd reaction I’ve experienced.

He also played Jackie Robinson in 42 and Justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. Marshall is very good.

Rest in Peace.

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Saw Black Panther today and thought I’d chime in with my thoughts. It was a typical Marvel production with CGI and action galore. I’ve heard Ben Shapiro’s taking to task the possibility of a hidden civilization developing superior technology without contact from the outside world. Ben is right logically but wrong when it comes to […]

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“Woke” Without Waking Up to History … and Real Life


Four days ago on the website of the SyFy Channel, film critic, screenwriter, and comic book author Marc Bernardin wrote about the 2018 slate of pictures to be released.

If 2017 was the tip of the representational spear, then 2018 will be the long shaft that follows. This year will deliver Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Ocean’s 8, and Crazy Rich Asians — studio movies catering to historically underserved audiences, many of which are written and directed by members of those same audiences.

In other words, 2018 is the year that white dudes will be confronted with inescapable media that isn’t about them.