Wednesday, July 23 2014
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status.
Sunday, August 14 2011
Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.
Monday, May 9 2011
What was something of a self-indulgent escapade in the UK version takes on far more resonance and dramatic and cultural relevance in the US version.
Thursday, January 28 2010
A melding of serious drama, sarcastic humor, and brash power pop attitude, this marks a watershed moment in the life of a musical adventurer who has yet to bask in the spotlight.
Tuesday, February 10 2009
Thursday, October 16 2008
For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.
Friday, September 26 2008
Spike Lee's answer to the many WWII movies that have left out the experiences of black soldiers, Miracle at St. Anna is ambitious and ardent.
Thursday, September 25 2008
Sunday, January 13 2008
Supported by armchair psychology, a jazz soundtrack, and a healthy concern with sex and relationship anxiety, Spike Lee's film plays like a Woody Allen movie across the bridge.