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Spike Lee's Chi-Raq: the old and the new make a point together

The wall between high-brow and low-brow culture is beginning to crumble. These days we are just as interested in what pop-culture has to say as well as the academics – they both matter and expose different parts of our society. 701 more words


‘Everyone’s a winner!’ - Award ceremonies to be more inclusive

In attempt to combat accusations of cultural, ethnic or skill bias; the Oscars are planning to award prizes to ‘every person with a selfie-stick’.  The short-list for Best Actor 2016 has now extended to include 1.4bn people of dubious talent, although a disproportionate number of the nominees are now teenage girls called ‘Harper’. 215 more words


Chi-Raq (2015)

Spike Lee is an accomplished and provocative filmmaker.  Nearly all of his films, usually overtly, have at least an element in them that deals with race, and in many of them, some of his most acclaimed work, it is the focus.  1,178 more words



Many of you have been kind enough to let me know that the new movie Chi-Raq, about black-on- black violence in Chicago, can be added to the long list of adaptations of… 1,475 more words

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filmmixtape's Best Director of 2015

One of the reasons that helped 2015 be such a strong year for film is the strength of vision from a large number of directors. This was truly a director’s year and that was reflected both inside and outside of the studio system, with big gambles in approach being taken from… 358 more words

Chi-Raq (2015)

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is a blistering, potent, hilarious, poignant work of art. The 2015 motion picture weaves broad comedy with compelling drama and ornery music, generating a mess of emotions and reactions. 662 more words