BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman ★★★★½

David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK, is worried that this will make him look like a "buffoonish, cartoonish idiot."
David... I've got some bad news.

As relevant today as its 1970s setting, BlacKkKlansman is a uncomfortable but much-needed watch. It's a very serious film but presents itself in a light-hearted and humourous way.
The performances are great. I feel really bad for Topher Grace and the toll this role took on him and I don't think I have despised a character/person faster than Felix's wife Connie.
This was definitely a passion project for Spike Lee and has encouraged me to check out more of his work. The direction and editing paired made for some very memorable moments, the gun pointing dolly shot being a personal stand out.
The social commentary was a bit too on the nose but very unapologetically honest especially in the closing scenes. (There's literally a scene where a character says "People will never elect a man like david duke as president." and it's like they wait for the audiences applause.)
Unnerving? Yes. The world we live in? Unfortunately so.

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