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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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  • 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...
  • 'Evolution of a Criminal' a gripping return to scene of crime

    Part dramatic re-creation and part confessional, the first-person documentary "Evolution of a Criminal" traces Darius Clark Monroe's seemingly abrupt path from honors high school student to teenage bank robber. Even Monroe's New York University film...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES This Old House The home improvement...
  • Denzel Washington Proves as Elusive as His Character at 'The Equalizer' Premiere

    A veritable who's-who of cinema's tough guys in 2014 - including Ethan Hawke, Luis Guzman, Michael K. Williams and filmmaker J.C. Chandor - came out to the Lincoln Square Regal Imax for the premiere of Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" on Monday night....
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Too Cute! Pint Sized Litters of puppies...
  • Shakespeare in the Park stages '40s-era 'Othello'

    Allentown's Shakespeare in the Park is growing. The free community production by professional actors in Allentown's scenic Joseph S. Daddona Lake and Terrace, in its seventh year, will have its largest and most complex set ever and, for the first time,...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first...