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Afrofuturism is primarily thought of as an aesthetic. But it’s also a new way of looking at both history and the future. (Marvel Studios)

Wakanda Shakes the World

What does it mean for an African nation to lead the global future?

Iron Man and Captain America X. (Marvel Studios)

The Avengers at a Crossroads: Assessing Prospects for New Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

For the world’s premier superpowers to better confront new international threats, fresh strategic initiatives are needed in a challenging era.

A still from "The Death of Stalin." (IFC Films)

Giggling at the Gulag

"The Death of Stalin" turns tyranny into comedy.

Rajkummar Rao stars as the title character in "Newton." (Courtesy Drishyam Films)

Newton’s Last Discovery

Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.

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Fury: A hard close-up view of small unit cohesion, both the good and bad sides

I give high marks to the film’s authenticity, which portrays true cohesion.

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What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush

It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.

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‘Dunkirk’: Hey, ‘Hunter,’ it’s actually a compelling war film ahead of its time

“Hunter” states that “Dunkirk “is “anti-war in that is unlike most war films,” while I would argue the reason it is unlike most war films is the very reason it is so effective today.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25:  Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

‘Wonder Woman’: Wonderful war movie

The strength of the film is really in the ideas.

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What I intended to do in Fury: The film’s writer and director responds to CSM Rush

It seems that, because of Fury, I will forever be known by some parties as the filmmaker who failed to do his homework.

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Fury: A hard close-up view of small unit cohesion, both the good and bad sides

I give high marks to the film’s authenticity, which portrays true cohesion.

Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange arrives at The High Court on July 12, 2011 in London, England. Mr Assange is appealing against his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Julian Assange Is Not Ready for His Close Up

Laura Poitras turns her camera on the WikiLeaks founder for an unsparing portrait that exposes his retrograde views on women.

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Best British war films

The other day I saw a list of the “Top 25 British war films.”

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Kristen Stewart" Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as President Donald J. Trump, Mikey Day as advisor Steve Bannon during the Oval Office Cold Open on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)

Laughing All the Way to Autocracy

Jokes can stop a society’s slide into dictatorship — but not if they focus on the vanities and quirks of the would-be dictators.

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