Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Letter to Ava DuVernay

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Love resides at the core of Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. It looked wonderful, diverse, powerful, unique and trippy. For me, this is Chris Pine's finest moment on film to date. Nope... For the fourth weekend in a row, Marvel Studios' Black Panther dominated over any and all competition in movie theaters, even as the movie's director Ryan Coogler took to Twitter to recommend Disney's other movie A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay.

And female empowerment was top of mind for former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, 64, when she praised the female director of her new movie. The next day, while Meg is walking the dog with Charles Wallace, they run into Calvin O'keefe (Levi Miller) a popular kid at school who, with no explanation other than, "I feel like I should be here", decides to go with Meg and Charles Wallace as they explore an abandoned house. Who and Mrs. Whatsit.

The following article contains spoilers for Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, in theaters now. Regardless of what you think about the film, this is a message that can only do good for its young viewers.

Nothing in "A Wrinkle in Time" makes sense.

You can find out what we thought of A Wrinkle in Time by reading our review. It is most definitely not bad but, for a film where many incredible things happen, it is seriously lacking in magic. Filmmakers who don't play it safe deserve our respect (especially when they're making films for kids), and Wrinkle in Time should certainly be praised for taking well-intentioned chances and being unusual as all hell. Cory Finley makes his directing debut with the film that features Anton Yelchin in his final on-screen role.

The film's opening in China meantime boosted its worldwide takings to $516.6 million, pushing its overall total past the $1 billion mark.

She wrestles with her own insecurities, faults and feelings of self-doubt through the film. Pine is wonderful as the reckless but inspirational dad Dr. Murry, and McCabe is a breakout star, stealing the film from his co-stars as the odd little brother.

And while Walk The Line actress Reese preferred to be organised, Oprah admitted she enjoyed quieter activities while visiting the land of the long white cloud. The most interesting aspects of the universe DuVernay has summoned into three dimensions - especially anything pertaining to the IT - is given only momentary attention; the film's more intent on allowing Witherspoon, Kaling and Winfrey to mug to the cameras. In the movie, the Happy Medium is played by Zach Galifianakis. It's a push and pull situation that's mostly successful.

Without the Bible grounding of the deep themes in "A Wrinkle in Time", the fantasy novel becomes a coming-of-age tale about embracing yourself, rather than trusting a power greater than yourself. "She goes on this lovely journey and finds herself and becomes more accepting and learns that she is worthy of being loved". "All of my career, whether I'm walking onto the Disney lot or back when I worked as a publicist, I've worn dreadlocks", said DuVernay.

However, this film can be viewed from both the eyes of a child and the eyes of an adult. "There's the European standard of beauty that we're all exposed to and bombarded with that says, My hair needs to look like a Caucasian woman's hair: straight". In the movie, The It is responsible for low self-esteem and jealousy, not a particularly exciting reason to travel across time and space to defeat. DuVernay trailed off, then found her voice. Even though I grew up during the '90s, which had plenty of black programming, I still never really saw myself, a girl who was intensely unsure of herself, insecure, and self-degrading.