BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman ★★★★

Fuck claims of this being 'lesser Lee' due to (relative) broadness: I found BLACKkKLANSMAN a thoroughly engaging genre piece with political/thematic points no less sharp for being either forcefully direct or comedically applied [though Lee Chang-dong's BURNING has the best 'Trump' related cine-moment of 2018, imo!]

There are some standout sequences in this too, such as the stylised 'mesmerized faces' close-ups in the early club speaking scene, highlighting the redefining of 'beauty' the speaker mentions in his opening, and the concurrent timeline intercutting of the two antithetical meetings strangely mirroring each other. And that ending? Damn.