🗡 lindsey 🗡’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ll never be able to find the right words to do this justice, but I’ll do my best and try. This film is bigger than John David, Adam, and Spike. It is way bigger than any of us; the message is as clear as day, it’s about where humanity as a whole is headed; and you know what? the message is not good. It’s an eye-opener for the people of America, confronting us with the moral question of: is this the kind of country we want to live in? One that turns a blind eye to hatred taking place? The same sort of hatred was alive and well in the 1800s, 1910s, the 40s, in the 70s; and guess what? It’s still happening to this day.
Today is the one year anniversary of Charlottesville, the ending includes footage from the rally; so the reemergence of another unite the right rally happening this weekend is nothing less than horrifying. This is happening, right now. Blackkklansman brings this to our attention in an artful yet realistic way—asking us if we are willing to let it continue to happen into the future. And we can’t let it happen, we have to burn the idealogy into the ground, no more middle ground, no more free speech claims. Enough is enough.
I absolutely loved this, this film doesn’t shy away and neither does Spike Lee. Not only is it the best film to come out of the year, but it’s also one of the most important. It deserves your undivided attention. Please go out and see this!!!