BlacKkKlansman ★★★★

BlacKkKlansman was pretty great. 

The one thing I wanted to get out right away was the film’s not so subtle allusions to our current time, from the characters in the past saying certain phrases that would only be relevant to us right now and foreshadowing that hits the audience with its ending, for those who clearly didn’t get the movie by the time it arrived. The content isn’t the issue (it really isn’t) but the way it is present in that regard. Lee’s directing of these small moments feels like it’s preaching to the choir instead of letting said story (which it really is a crazy fascinating true story) speak for itself and let the audience connect the dots for themselves. Films like Get Out for example did it much better in that regard, with it not really being in your face that much compare to BlacKkKlansman. 

Aside from that, everything else about the film is great. Definitely better than some of Lee’s last films. The main cast members especially of John David Washington and Adam Driver were all fantastic with the roles given to them on screen along with Topher Grace‘s performance as David Duke. The pacing and especially the cinematography were all fantastic, with the film’s opening and KKK organization to black power meeting transitions being the highlights.

Overall, BlackkKlansman was worth the watch and is definitely one of director Spike Lee’s great works.

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