**** out of ****
(for strong language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references)
Released: August 10, 2018
Runtime: 135 minutes
Directed by: Spike Lee
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, Jasper Pääkkönen, Paul Walter Hauser, Ashlie Atkinson, Corey Hawkins, Robert John Burke, Ken Garito, Michael Buscemi
My review of BlacKkKlansman, for The Tulsa Voice. It’s based on the true story of an African-American undercover cop who, along with his partner, infiltrated the Colorado Springs chapter of the KKK in 1978.
As with his best work, director Spike Lee “wields satire and rage with equal force,” using this forty-year-old story to make an “impassioned commentary on the current state of America” with a “prophetic vitality that his films haven’t boasted in more than 20 years.”
To read my full review, click here.