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The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 5:23 AM
What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.
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 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 Touts 'Chi-Raq' and Says Oscars 'Are a Smoke Screen'
25 Jan 2016 // 3:29 AM
Spike Lee discusses his decision to abstain from this year’s Oscar ceremony, as well as his thoughts about Chicago itself.
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.