Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

  Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere last night. While the reviews are under embargo until February 6 (ten days before the movie comes out), the initial reactions on social media are in: people love it. Not only did the early reactions agree that it’s one of the best movies in MCU, they also … Continue reading Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Talks Tribal-Tech Inspirations

Winnie Mandela’s colorful style, high fashion designer Issey Miyake and African artifacts — from actual Maasai, Tuareg and Ndebele dress — informed the garb that took “an army” to create. Ruth Carter has created costumes for some epic films, Amistad, Malcolm X and Selma among them, but nothing prepared her for the size and scope of Black Panther. For the super-stylish superhero film opening Feb. … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Talks Tribal-Tech Inspirations

Lupita Nyong’o: From Political Exile to Oscar to Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

The actress — who has an Academy Award, beauty megadeals and two Disney franchises — opens up about her globe-trotting childhood, lingering insecurities and why she went public on Weinstein: “I couldn’t sleep. I needed to get it out.” In August 2008, Lupita Nyong’o boarded a plane for her native Kenya. She was distraught. Five years after moving to America to become an undergraduate at … Continue reading Lupita Nyong’o: From Political Exile to Oscar to Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’