'Creed' nails Muhammad Ali’s legacy.

I saw Creed like, six times in theaters. Cried five of those times. My favorite essay (so far) from Foul and Fair.

Creed doesn’t dismiss all the values of the Rocky franchise. It proudly maintains the popcorn flick sensibilities of the Rocky sequels. Untangling all the knots of race, ethnicity and class in boxing history in the context of a two-hour film is not an easy (or necessary) task. But Coogler wants a broader audience to see the Apollo he revered when he first encountered the Rocky films