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The first major superhero movie with a nearly all-black cast did more than fulfill the rote demands of a multiplex spectacle, said The Washington Post. It did so “with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.” Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and a glorious female army co-star.
A Fantastic Woman
This year’s foreign-language Oscar winner has a fitting title, said the Los Angeles Times. Playing a transgender woman denied the right to grieve when her male lover dies, Daniela Vega delivers “an acting tour de force” in which “every flash of fury and ecstasy is grounded in a cool, radiant stillness.”
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Newly remastered, Paul Schrader’s “stunning” 1995 biopic about the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima is “an unsparing profile that doubles as a powerful tribute,” said NYMag.com. Mishima’s work gets its due even as the life story builds to a failed 1970 coup attempt and the author–activist’s ritual suicide.