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One detail that has been somewhat overlooked in Armie Hammer’s comments about the double standard in treatment between Casey Affleck and Nate Parker during last year’s awards season (for which he subsequent apologized to Affleck) is his revelation that…

When it comes to the cinematic universes, Spike Lee was playing that game well before Marvel. The director has long threaded his characters through multiple films, mostly serving as Easter eggs to keen eyed fans. However, Lee reveals that “Inside…

In 1986, Spike Lee wowed the world with “She’s Gotta Have It,” an homage to black female sexuality. With its jazzy score, sumptuous visuals, and a frank attitude toward sex, the film perfectly combined arthouse innovation and contemporary cool. Its cha…

There’s at least one thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: the premiere of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the 10-episode contemporary update of Lee’s groundbreaking 1986 film that helped launch his career and change the depiction of African A…

It’s been a rough few years to be a Spike Lee fan. He’s one of our best living filmmakers, but his output in the last decade has been underwhelming in one way or another, whether being a bit dull (“Miracle At St. Anna”), quite good but underseen (“Red Hook Summer,” “Chi-Raq”), quite bad and also underseen (“Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus”), or career-nadir-bad and also totally unseen (the “Oldboy” remake). Continue reading Spike Lee To Direct ‘Black Klansman’ With Jordan Peele Producing at The Playlist.

Can you believe Spike Lee has been making movies for more than 30 years now? His greatest movie, “Do the Right Thing,” didn’t even get a Best Picture nomination in 1989, with the Academy instead opting for the safer, gentler, but nevertheless forgettable whimsy of “Driving Miss Daisy.” We all know which film stood the test of time and which film, as Lee pointed out recently, is taught in film schools all across the U.S. Continue reading Spike Lee Rumored To Be In Contention To Direct ‘Nightwatch’ at The Playlist.