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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • '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....