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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Lupita Nyong'o honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

    Lupita Nyong'o honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon
    The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o of...
  • Lionsgate And Italy's Leone Film Group Ink Long-Term Output Deal

    ROME - Lionsgate has inked a long-term output deal with Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, which is rapidly becoming a major Italo distributor, one year after their output deal with...
  • SXSW: Dana Brunetti Knocks Zach Braff, Spike Lee for Crowdfunding

    Never one to mince words, Dana Brunetti criticized Zach Braff and Spike Lee for utilizing crowdfunding at SXSW on Sunday. In a Q&A with Randi Zuckerberg, the outspoken "House of Cards" producer singled out the filmmakers because those celebrities...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Wild Canaries'

    Classic mystery conventions have provided fertile creative ground for any number of young American filmmakers in recent years, as evidenced by Rian Johnson's "Brick," Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" and now Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries."...
  • Comcast Cuts Sony Deal to Sell 'House of Cards,' Early-Release Movies

    Comcast customers can now buy access to "House of Cards" season 1 through their cable set-top box and watch it across multiple devices -- no Netflix subscription required. The cable giant struck a pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, giving...
  • SXSW: Director Rob Thomas Predicts Nancy Drew-Like Future for 'Veronica Mars'

    The first day on set of the "Veronica Mars" movie, director Rob Thomas was so excited to get started that he called "action" before the cameras had even begun rolling. Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, who play the namesake character and her former and...
  • 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...
  • 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...