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BLACKKKLANSMAN

Rated: R

Release Date: August 10, 2018

Director: Spike Lee

Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Plot: A black cop teams up with a white cop to go under cover and infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

 

 

Spike Lee is at it again with another piercing film  that will make you think while you laugh and cringe. And this time it is based on a true story. 

 

This movie is filled with incredible acting, amazing writing, great suspense, biting comedy, and so many moments that will make you squirm in your seat. It is powerful and meaningful, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. (Until the end, but we will get to that in a minute).

 

The film is perfectly cast and all of the actors make it feel like you are really witnessing reality. That, along with the unique direction of Spike Lee gives this film a fresh look at race issues in America. 

 

The only problem I had with this movie is that it gets way too political. I hate it when movies push a political agenda on either side. And with a movie about racism it shouldn't be a political issue, it should be an issue for all of humanity. 

 

The last four or five minutes of the movie are not even a part of the movie. It switches from narrative to documentary. And while it is discussing racial issues it just didn't feel like it needed to be a part of the movie. The film was great before it got political. It didn't need to go there. We, the viewing public are smart enough to draw our own parallels between film and reality, we don't need to be punched in the face with it to get it.

 

The good news is the movie is great enough to push through the political junk and give us all something exciting and powerful that is worth your theater dollars.

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