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The Best DVDs of 2011
8 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
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.
The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh
14 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
The Audacity of Certain Black Ballers
16 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
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.
Why, Spike, Why?
16 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM
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.
Disney and Spike Lee Unite in 'The Spike Lee Joint Collection'
22 Jul 2014 // 8:09 PM
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.
Spike Lee Continues His Chronicles of Brooklyn in 'Red Hook Summer'
8 Jan 2013 // 12:20 AM
This is the magnificent Clarke Peters' first go-round with Spike Lee, and fans of The Wire or Treme shouldn't miss it.
Double Take: Do the Right Thing (1989)
9 Feb 2015 // 7:54 AM
Double Take looks back at a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary during another summer of strikingly similar violence.
Some New Tricks, Same 'Oldboy'
27 Nov 2013 // 2:00 AM
The best way to describe this Oldboy is to say it's a new interpretation of the same source.
Spike Lee Addresses 'Chiraq' Controversy: "We’re here for peace"
15 May 2015 // 2:45 AM
“A lot of people have opinions about the so-called title of the film,” he said of Chiraq, which is expected to begin filming in Chicago in June.
Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' Would Add to City’s Long Violent Filmography
27 Apr 2015 // 6:33 AM
Chiraq will be the latest entry in a durable tradition of movies about a violent Chicago.