BlacKkKlansman ★★★½

2018 Ranked

Who else to address the movement of white supremacy and the events of the Unite the Right rally than film’s outspoken figure Spike Lee? BlacKkKlansman was released one year after the tragic event that took the life of Heather Heyer and is a biting, fictional retelling of black detective Ron Stallworth’s success in infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan by posing as a white racist. Lee’s story toes the line between black comedy and drama, BlacKkKlansman no doubt evoking nervous laughter and grief in equal measure as he peels back the layers behind grassroots organizations, political influence, the Klan, and what emboldens racists.