Dog’s Movie House: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Is A Stunning Cinematic Ode To Both The Black Panther And Chadwick Boseman!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has the unenviable task of continuing a beloved superhero series without the presence of the hero! When Chadwick Boseman passed due to colon cancer in 2020, not only was his death an enormous personal loss but also left writer/director Ryan Coogler with a real professional dilemma. How do you continue a beloved franchise without the actor responsible for the hero’s popularity? In Coogler’s case, you create a narrative that parallels the grief the cast and crew felt at Boseman’s untimely passing and frame it against the growing pains of a powerful (if fictitious) nation coming to terms with its place in the world. And the result is a stunning, emotional, and cathartic achievement in filmmaking!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Chadwick Boseman’s last film and it’s a corker! It’s called “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and although Boseman is in a supporting role, he rules over the film in one last great performance. Set in a recording studio in Chicago in 1927, Boseman and Viola Davis lead a sterling cast in a drama about art versus commerce and the Black experience during the early part of the 20th century.Continue reading
Hey there! It’s The Kendog and this really, really sucks. Just breaking now is the sad news that Chadwick Boseman, the actor best known as Marvel’s The Black Panther has passed after a four year battle with colon cancer. Multiple outlets broke the story that his family was by his side and that he passed into the next world at the too-young age of 43.Continue reading
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Ever since Chadwick Boseman suited up as the Wakandan superhero The Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” folks have been quite excited to see T’Challa return in a solo film of his own. Now that time has finally arrived and my fellow critics are falling all over themselves telling everyone how revolutionary “Black Panther” is, calling the film a game changer and as important to racial equality as King’s March In Selma. (Well, maybe not that last part, but you get the idea.) Now as a middle-aged white dude I’m in no position to speculate about the influence this movie will have on African-American moviegoers. I do know that “Black Panther” is an excellent film that does several different things from other Marvel films while firmly entrenching itself in the greater Marvel Universe. As good as “Black Panther” is, it’s still just a movie though.