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Les Misérables review – a simmering tale of two cities

Ladj Ly’s César-winning drama explores life on a poor Paris estate as tensions with the police reach boiling pointThe ghosts of Victor Hugo’s downtrodden 19th-century rebels haunt Ladj Ly’s César-winning contemporary urban drama, a streetwise tale of France’s dispossessed masses, brought once again to the brink of rebellion. Nominated for best international feature at the […]

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Da 5 Bloods review – Spike Lee goes all out in Vietnam

Four Vietnam vets reunite in a search for their fallen comrade – and some gold bullion – in Lee’s inventive, action-packed but disjointed all-star adventureLast year, Spike Lee won his first competitive Academy Award as co-writer of BlacKkKlansman, a stranger-than-fiction tale of an African-American cop infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the early 70s. That […]

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Spike Lee: send us your questions for the director of Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X

What would you like to ask the man behind numerous seminal features – as well as recent shorts about New York in lockdown and the death of George Floyd?For the past three decades, Spike Lee has been one of the most vital forces in film-making. His movies – snappy, engaged, uncompromising, entertaining, literate, disturbing – […]

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Spike Lee’s ‘3 Brothers’ Short Film Brings Together George Floyd and Radio Raheem ⁠— Watch

Spike Lee has premiered a new short film amid the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. The short, titled “3 Brothers — Radio Raheem, Eric Garner, and George Floyd,” cuts together climactic footage from Lee’s 1989 masterpiece “Do the Right Thing” with real-life viral footage capturing the deaths of Eric Garner and George […]

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Spike Lee: The One Good Thing About Quarantining Is ‘the Earth Has Come Alive’

David Lynch made a prediction this week that people around the world will emerge from their quarantines more spiritual and much kinder, but Spike Lee is already seeing a benefit to the world being on lockdown. In an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show,” the “Malcolm X” and “Do the Right Thing” director said […]

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Spike Lee To Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

Two years after BlacKkKlansman debuted on the Croisette, Spike Lee is heading back to Cannes to serve as jury president.The 62 year-old U.S. filmmaker will award the Palme dO’r at the close of the 73rd edition, which will take place from 12-23 May, 2020. Jury members will be announced in mid-April.BlacKkKlansman, which won Cannes’ Grand […]

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Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Director and activist Spike Lee will serve as jury president of the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Lee succeeds Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose 2019 jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” which won a Golden Globe and was just nominated for six Oscars.The Brooklyn-based director has had a strong […]

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Spike Lee Makes History as Cannes Film Festival 2020 Jury President

Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee has been named jury president for the 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 12-23, 2020. The announcement was made by the festival on Tuesday morning in Paris. This makes Spike Lee not only the first African-American to serve as jury president for the storied festival, but also the […]

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