BlacKkKlansman ★★★★½

Exuberant and pissed off filmmaking. Lee's film finds new urgency in the current bleakness of America 2018. But the film meticulously mounts to its final sucker punch, a montage of our current state featuring Trump and everything, that literally left me speechless.

An examination of cinema (Gone With the Wind to Birth of A Nation), race relations, black lives (those closeups during an activist meeting), culture (Soul Train dancing set to "Too Late to Turn Back Now"), genre, ideologies and activists (Harry Belafonte's cameo and his monologue intercut with the white supremacists), comes together in frenetic and dynamic fashion. Only Lee could pull this off.

"I believe, I believe, I believe I'm fallin' in love"

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