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BlacKkKlansman

It’s a Spike Lee joint. If you were looking for nuance you would have been disappointed. But I absolutely loved it. It looks at a lot of what Do The Right Thing examines; for example, the choice between violent rebellion and trying to change society through the channels you are ‘supposed to’. Obviously that choice that he is looking at, if you’ve seen either film, is far more complicated and is about identity as much as anything. The acting is top notch across the board. I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the actors who had fairly serious roles, but they were uniformly excellent. Of the famous ones, of course Adam Driver and Topher Grace were excellent. Cameos by Alec Baldwin make anything better. And John David Washington, the star, was brilliant. (Side note: Denzel’s son.). The film is funny at times and angry pretty much all the time but it wasn’t to the detriment of the art. My guess is there is a film on Netflix I’m going to like more (Roma). But as of now, this is my favorite film of 2018. A-

 

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