Much of what the media deems important coverage of the attacks is in fact retraumatizing gawking or empty nationalism.
How Do the Right Thing Recreated Greek Tragedy in Bed-Stuy
Spike Lee’s landmark film is often remembered for its still-relevant social commentary, but its formal brilliance should not go overlooked.
David Byrne and Spike Lee Consider the Oxymoron of “American Utopia”
American Utopia, Lee’s film of the stage show, recontextualizes some of Byrne’s greatest hits as musings on modern life.
Our Top Picks for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival
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.
Spike Lee’s Latest Is a Thorny Portrait of Black Masculinity and Generational Trauma
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.
The Hammer Museum Examines the Legacy of the LA Uprising
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.
Seven New York City Streets That Should Be Renamed After Artworks
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.
Spike Lee Draws Out the Parallels Between Art and Life (and Death)
Does art imitate life, or is it the other way around?
Debuts Distinguish BAMcinemaFest 2014
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.
Spike Lee Doesn’t Do the Right Thing [UPDATED]
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.