“Black Panther”: A Wakandan Epitaph

The real hero of this movie is the African child-come-man left orphaned in America—Erik Killmonger. It is that orphaned boy whose final epitaph carries the movie home.

Woodlawn: A Love Story

I love Alabama. The state and the people call on me. That is what carried me inside the movie theater on a Friday afternoon to experience the movie Woodlawn. I went, and, indeed, I had an experience. Woodlawn is a cinematic gift. The movie reaches inside the mind; it pushes for a humanity grounded in…