Much of what the media deems important coverage of the attacks is in fact retraumatizing gawking or empty nationalism.
Spike Lee’s landmark film is often remembered for its still-relevant social commentary, but its formal brilliance should not go overlooked.
American Utopia, Lee’s film of the stage show, recontextualizes some of Byrne’s greatest hits as musings on modern life.
Highlights to catch at its first virtual edition include Spike Lee’s David Byrne documentary, a strong slate of Indigenous-led films, and a look at the FBI’s efforts to defame Martin Luther King Jr.
While Da 5 Bloods has its weaknesses, it hits the nail on the head with its portrayal of the complicated nature of Blackness and brotherhood.
A series of panels, talks, and screenings — including Spike Lee’s latest and the documentary Do Not Resist — marks the 25th anniversary of the uprising that followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.
Today New York’s City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn “Do the Right Thing Way” after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.
Does art imitate life, or is it the other way around?
Opening tonight with the New York premiere of Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s highly anticipated coming-of-age tale, the sixth incarnation of BAMcinemaFest finds the festival itself approaching maturity.
When famed film director Spike Lee launched a Kickstarter project for “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint” this past summer, we rolled our eyes. But when Spike Lee hires unpaid interns and steals a designer’s work — well, then we feel compelled to say something.