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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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  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • 'Oldboy' review: Spiked into the ground

    'Oldboy' review: Spiked into the ground
    ** (out of four) On “How I Met Your Mother,” Ted (Josh Radnor) meeting a woman with a yellow umbrella—his future wife—is a happy occasion, and Marshall’s (Jason Segel) citywide search for memorable flavor leads to...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • After the hype, Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' is strangely muted

    After the hype, Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' is strangely muted
    With the notable exception of those breathless minutes in which U2 and members of the Rutgers Marching Band seemed to be standing way too close to the edge of the top of Rockefeller Center, the debut of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" was...
  • Keeping things 'In Secret,' Elizabeth Olsen gets an adrenaline rush

    When writer-director Charlie Stratton decided to dust off "Thérèse Raquin," Émile Zola's scandalous 1867 novel of love, lust and murder, and make it accessible for modern film audiences, he had to find the right actress to embody the complicated heroine....
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects

    Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects
    A funeral Mass for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was held Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola church on Park Avenue in New York City, with dozens of acting luminaries turning out to bid farewell to the Oscar winner who died Sunday of an apparent heroin...
  • Jimmy Fallon readies his next-generation yet throwback 'Tonight Show'

    NEW YORK — Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back...
  • Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'
    Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
  • Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake is opening weak at the box office

    Maybe Spike Lee should have kept "Oldboy" in captivity.  The outspoken director's remake of the decade-old Korean movie of the same name was released in fewer than 600 theaters this weekend, posting about $400,000 in ticket sales Wednesday and...
  • Film Review: Spike Lee misses the mark on 'Oldboy' remake

    Film Review: Spike Lee misses the mark on 'Oldboy' remake
    In Spike Lee's “Oldboy,” Josh Brolin plays Joe Doucett, an obnoxious, drunken advertising man who is mysteriously kidnapped and tossed into a “private prison,” with only a TV for companionship. Just as mysteriously, he's released...
  • 'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director

    'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director
    Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind. "We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...