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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Give the gift of books about movies

    Martin Scorsese, who wrote the foreword for the first title listed here, once famously said that movies "fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory." Books about movies meet that need, too, though on more intimate terrain a living...
  • Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

    Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago
    No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding.   There's his Spike Lee-directed special from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store, a role in "Neighbors" and an upcoming sitcom under the NBC umbrella. He was even personally...
  • Scott Waugh Circles Sci-Fi 'Inversion' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Scott Waugh ("Need for Speed") is in final negotiations to direct the $120 million sci-fi action movie "Inversion." "Inversion," unveiled at Cannes by Mark Damon's Foresight Unlimited, follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American expat...
  • 'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps

     'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps
     When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place. To add to the surrealness,...
  • Comienza el Festival Internacional de Cine de Fort Lauderdale en noviembre

    Durante los últimos años, el Festival de Cine Internacional de Fort Lauderdale que arranca el 7 de noviembre, ha dado pantalla a artistas y películas que poco después han ganado la atención de La Academia. Entre las cintas del festival favorecidas con...
  • REVIEW: 'The Hundred Flowers Project' by Silk Road Rising ★★½

     REVIEW: 'The Hundred Flowers Project' by Silk Road Rising ★★½
    What does it mean to record your experiences even as you're experiencing them? Are you living a life of pastiche, with the cultural influences and opinions of friends and strangers who are just a click away constantly defining and redefining your own...
  • Film Review: 'The Connection'

    The lesser-known but no less interesting Euro side of "The French Connection" story finally gets its due in Cedric Jimenez's "The Connection" (aka "La French"), a meaty, export-ready true-crime saga -- and relatively safe bet for U.S. distrib Drafthouse...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Creative

    Ike Barinholtz, 37 Actor-writer-producer He plays daffy on "The Mindy Project," but Barinholtz is a master of multitasking. He writes and produces on "Project," recurs on HBO's "Eastbound & Down" and FX's "The League" and lends his voice on Hulu's "The...
  • Review: 'Dear White People' ★★★★

    Review: 'Dear White People' ★★★★
    So many movies come out of the Sundance Film Festival, and others like it, laden with praise but oddly short on narrative invention, visual instincts and a story with something on its mind. Heartiest congratulations to "Dear White People," which is...
  • 'Permanent,' 'Museum,' 'Tom' at Los Cabos 1st Co-Pro Forum (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Hung" co-creator Colette Burson's "Permanent," Alonso Ruizpalacios's "Museum" and Rodrigo Plá's "The Other Tom" are among 13 projects at Los Cabos Festival's first Mexico-U.S.-Canada Co-production Forum, a drive to consolidate movie partnerships...