Strongly Recommended. Really! When's the last time that Euler’s Method provide the plot hinge of a Best Picture-nominated movie? And who could imagine Cookie from 'Empire' as a computer of elliptical orbits? It happens in the delightful Hidden Figures and in real life during the Mercury space program. The luminous Taraji Henson (Hustle And Flow) plays NASA mathematician Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Katherine Johnson whose brilliance brought John Glenn back to Earth alive. I’d put up with 50 #OscarsSoWhite ceremonies for this celebration of the life of Johnson and her African-American colleagues, Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The beauty of the movie is the way science, mathematics and Black culture are intertwined seamlessly in the lives of these beautiful ladies with no sugar-coating but no bitterness. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Kevin Costner (Wyatt Earp) back them up.