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New Movies in Seattle-Area Theaters This Week: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

by Stewart Cole

★★★★ (out of four) “After the SUN” (R; 96 min.): Memory, of course, is imperfect — especially when it’s tinged with the trauma of loss. Charlotte Wells, in her first film, perfectly embraces the inherent messiness of it all. And even though it will make your heart ache, for a father and his young daughter, for the times you were lightly cruel to a loved one, for the days and moments you try to remember now, it’s one of those cinematic experiences won’t forget soon. Full review here. Grand Cinema. —Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press

★★½ “Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths” (R, 157 min., in Spanish, subtitled): In “Bardo,” Alejandro Iñárritu turns with the same zeal he brought to a bear fight in “The Revenant.” As with all of Iñárritu’s films, “Bardo” is not just deeply felt, but passionate to the max, with grand designs that not only delve into his own soul but the soul of Mexico. For a director always pushing for more — including those ever-stretching credits — “Bardo” is his most ambitious and enjoyable film yet. Full review here. Crest Cinema. —Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

★★★½ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (PG-13, 161 minutes): It’s part of the great strength of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” that it doesn’t shy away from the death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman. But while it offers a soulful meditation on loss, “Wakanda Forever” also charts its own path forward and delivers epic superhero action scenes and uniformly strong (and sometimes wonderful) performances. Full review here. Multiple theaters. — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times art critic

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