Black trauma resides at the heart of the incendiary DA 5 BLOODS

Is Spike Lee influenced by the pioneers of African cinema? As his 21st joint, the buoyant, pulsating yet tragic ‘Da 5 Bloods’, overwhelmed me, the tip of Lee’s incisive creative and didactic spear here, the excellent Delroy Lindo’s Paul seemed to be in conversation with one of the more devastating characters from Ousmane Sembene’s catalogue;Continue reading “Black trauma resides at the heart of the incendiary DA 5 BLOODS”

BLACKKKLANSMAN – Levity, despair hold hands in Spike Lee’s latest rallying cry

Spike Lee is in top form for his latest joint, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, and America seems to have caught up with his alarms and rhetoric on race some 30 years after ‘Do The Right Thing’. It’s a shame it took a toxic mass of agent orange in a Three Piece Suit for it to hit home. ‘BlacKkKlansman’Continue reading “BLACKKKLANSMAN – Levity, despair hold hands in Spike Lee’s latest rallying cry”

FILM REVIEW; CHI-RAQ

A return to form for Spike Lee? Maybe. A return to bluntness and conviction that marked some Lee’s finest work? Definitely. Lee’s latest joint surely packs a message and he isn’t trying to argue it out. He just bashes our head with it as it unravels but Chi-Raq is also uniquely artistic – It wasContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; CHI-RAQ”

FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…

Very little of note happened on the local scene this week. The same could be said for most weeks. I saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Last Night this week – both flawed but with bits to enjoy and you can check out my reviews on the blog. I also put up reviews a coupleContinue reading “FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…”