Black Panther ★★★★

The best version of a Black James Bond Movie (call it: “For King & Country”) before transitioning into a jaw-dropping fantasy epic during the finale. Coogler’s fluid one takes remain (and there’s a killer application during a casino showdown) and Rachel Morrison is doing a mean Roger Deakins impersonation at times. Might take a slight dip due to some Marvel tics during the climax, but even those are elevated by the fact they let an actual filmmaker loose behind the lens. Wakanda forever.