BlacKkKlansman ★★★★★

From the opening scene with Dr. Kennebrew Beaureguard, Spike Lee tells you exactly what this movie is going to be and exactly what it will not be, and that is subtle. At first, I thought this was a bad thing, but having thought about it, being straight up on the nose about the message and parallels to the modern day racial and political climate of America works really well. And to put it out on the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and the weekend of Unite the Right 2 in DC?? This is a bold, in your face “fuck you.”

I loved how it wasn’t just a film about blacks vs whites and other topics that have been done before. It also explored a white man’s faith and identity. The relationship between black cops and black civilians. Just a really fresh racial drama.

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