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Life During Wartime: How Do Filmmakers Respond To Crisis?

With COVID making appearances in our fictional filmscapes, when is it ‘too soon’ for filmmakers to respond to a crisis? “Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the Plague.” The viral ‘motivational’ post circulated recently on my lockdown stomping-grounds, LinkedIn and Twitter, in an apparent attempt to spark inspiration or productivity while we were all pulling our […]Read More

Spike Lee Is Making A Musical About Viagra

Life has been hard enough at the moment, but it looks like Spike Lee is in the market for making it even harder with his latest project: a musical about everyone’s favourite impotence drug, Viagra. A stark change from Lee’s last film Da 5 Bloods, the musical is based on the David Kushner Esquire article All Rise: The […]Read More

Film Review: Da 5 Bloods

2018’s BlacKkKlansman was one of the surprise hits of the year. Receiving some of the best reviews of Spike Lee’s 5-decade film career and coming over 30 years after his brilliant breakthrough Do The Right Thing. BlacKkKlansman won him his first Oscar and received a host of additional awards wins and nominations.  It seemed an […]Read More

Cannes Film Festival Announces its 2020 Official Selection

Although the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was already meant to have taken place last month with Spike Lee as head of the Jury, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused events to be postponed worldwide. Only now is the prestigious festival’s official selection being announced, without the usual fanfare of a busy press […]Read More

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman

Despite a mixed bag of recent releases, Spike Lee’s new film, a blistering race dramedy entitled BlacKkKlansman, is a stylish yet horrendous gut-punch, that draws in the audience with dark humour before ending with a grave sense of dread. A boldly-coloured tale of days gone by Resplendent in his seventies collars and earth-toned cords, Ron Stallwarth […]Read More