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A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky return to discuss the latest—and one of the greatest—from Marvel Studios, Black Panther. Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler, Black Panther veers from the template established by Marvel’s previous 18 films by introducing a complex, charismatic villain, employing a compelling dramatic conflict, and cutting back on those pesky cameos.

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