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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Sunday, August 14 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh

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, September 8 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


Columns

Thursday, July 16 2009

The Audacity of Certain Black Ballers

The distance we’ve come from Jackie Robinson hawking Chock Full o’Nuts coffee in the ‘50s, and black A-list jocks hawking virtually anything under the sun today, is astounding.


Thursday, October 16 2008

Why, Spike, Why?

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, July 22 2014

Disney and Spike Lee Unite in 'The Spike Lee Joint Collection'

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.


Tuesday, January 8 2013

Spike Lee Continues His Chronicles of Brooklyn in 'Red Hook Summer'

This is the magnificent Clarke Peters' first go-round with Spike Lee, and fans of The Wire or Treme shouldn't miss it.


Friday, August 10 2012

Spike Lee Is Back in Brooklyn: 'Red Hook Summer'

The movie is obviously a labor of love; made with clear budgetary limitations, it employs thin-looking digital cinematography and vivid colors.


Thursday, June 9 2011

'If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise': The Big Not so-Easy Keeps Its Head Just Above Water

Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.


Sunday, August 22 2010

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise

Magnificent and convulsive, angry and affectionate, Spike Lee's If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise assembles pieces of New Orleans' story, told by survivors and witnesses, politicians and poets.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 27 2013

Some New Tricks, Same 'Oldboy'

The best way to describe this Oldboy is to say it's a new interpretation of the same source.


Monday, April 18 2011

'If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise' comes to DVD on 19 April.

Spike Lee's angry and magnificent documentary tracks how the U.S. exploitation of resources, in particular oil, has shaped New Orleans' ongoing fragility.


Thursday, September 25 2008

'Miracle' Is Engrossing if Uneven

Spike Lee has a big mouth. It's a good thing he's so talented, since he often loves to write confrontational checks that his filmmaking sometimes


News

Tuesday, January 24 2012

Sundance 2012: Spike Lee film polarizes Sundance festival

PARK CITY, Utah — Spike Lee prompted a squall of controversy at the Sundance Film Festival when he accused the Hollywood studios of “know(ing) nothing


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Stories keep coming in New Orleans

Spike Lee's return to New Orleans for the follow-up of his sprawling post-Hurricane Katrina documentary "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" is


Monday, February 9 2009

‘Miracle at St. Anna,' ‘Frozen River' two of 2008's best

Two of the most powerful films of 2008, movies that stay with you long after their final credits roll by, are out this week on DVD.


Thursday, September 25 2008

Spike Lee hopes his ‘Miracle' launches a film trend

TORONTO - Early in Spike Lee's World War II movie, "Miracle at St. Anna," there's a clip of John Wayne rallying the troops in the


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