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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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  • SXSW Film Review: 'The Possibilities Are Endless'

    One of the most stirring correctives imaginable to the maudlin inspirational narratives often derided as "disability porn," "The Possibilities Are Endless" details Scottish indie-music darling Edwyn Collins' struggles to recover from two massive strokes...
  • Richard Linklater Nabs SFIFF's Founder's Directing Award

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater will be the recipient of the 2014 Founder's Directing Award at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival. The "Dazed and Confused" writer and director will be honored for his expansive body of work which includes...
  • 'Veronica Mars" Jason Dohring on Returning to Logan Echolls

    Say what you will about the smoldering stares of "True Blood's" Alexander Skarsgard or "Vampire Diaries'" Ian Somerhalder, but "Veronica Mars'" Jason Dohring owns that intense, soul-melting power move. For three seasons, Dohring played Logan Echolls,...
  • New releases: 'Nymphomaniac' to be continued

    New releases:  'Nymphomaniac' to be continued
    Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 Available on VOD beginning March 6 It's hard to know how to evaluate this because Lars von Trier's two-hour character sketch is, on its own, an unfinished film, ending on a cliffhanger that suggests a change of gears for the...
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
  • Golden Globes to honor Woody Allen, whether he wants it or not

    Golden Globes to honor Woody Allen, whether he wants it or not
    How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one? Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice

    Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam's 'Dinner Party' breaks ice
    Public radio hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam of American Public Media's "Dinner Party Download" have made names for themselves by cheekily telling listeners how to "win" their weekend events. On a recent Friday night, the two hosted their...
  • 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...
  • 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....