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#322 February 20, 2018

Matt writes: In honor of last weekend's crowd-pleasing hit, "Black Panther," the eagerly anticipated Marvel blockbuster helmed by "Creed" director Ryan Coogler, we have gathered three articles about the picture that is sure to delight fans of all ages. First up are Nell Minow's in-depth interviews with Coogler as well as costume designer Ruth Carter. We also have a beautiful four-star review penned by our critic Odie Henderson, who writes, “The numerous battle sequences that are staples of the genre are present, but they float on the surface of a deep ocean of character development and attention to details both grandiose and minute.”

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Joost van Ginkel on "The Paradise Suite"; How movies handle bipolar disorder; "Birth of a Nation" isn't worth defending; Hollywood's ageist casting decisions; Robot could win a Pulitzer.

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A Civil Rights-era test to see if you're smart enough to vote; what you need to know about the situation in Turkey; the director of 20 Feet from Stardom, interviewed; new classical music suggestions for Hollywood villains; something about Like Clockwork; guess which critic wrote this un-bylined New York Times review?

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