In this article, he goes in depth about what makes Ava stand out among her peers, Coogler being one of them. But Variety said the film was "wildly uneven, weirdly suspenseless, and totally all over the place", while the Los Angeles Times liked the "sheer exuberance" of the movie but wished it was "more focused, more disciplined". Duvernay was one of Coogler's biggest cheerleaders when "Black Panther" premiered a few weeks ago.
During my interview with Storm Reid, we talked about what it was like being back at her old elementary school, how she got involved with A Wrinkle in Time, working on a blockbuster feature with director Ava DuVernay, the advice she has for aspiring young actors, and much more. "I met her in 2013, but she's one of those people who you feel like you've always known", wrote Coogler.
It's the first time films by black directors with $100 million plus budgets have ever placed in the first two box office spots. Coogler states that, "Ava is inclusion, equity and representation". She's quickly become someone to watch in Hollywood, and she's just released her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, a major Disney property that is essentially about a "little black girl with glasses".
"Ava is the past, present and future". Movie critics praised the visual imagination of A Wrinkle in Time and its messages of diversity and empowerment.
"I almost lost my father, and it nearly broke me in half", he recalled. Ava, the warrior, weathered that loss while making "13th" to show everyone with a Netflix subscription that American slavery never ended - it had only morphed.
"The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way", he wrote to end the letter. Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time are both sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry.