Lee returns in the Trump-baiting BlacKkKlansman and moreby Wendy Ide / July 18, 2018 / Leave a comment
Published in August 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine
Released on 24th August
The brash swagger and polyester fashions of this comedy from Spike Lee may be pure 1970s, but the anger that crackles throughout has a more contemporary target: Lee misses no opportunity to take pot shots at Trump. Based on a true story, the film tells of Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective who infiltrates a local chapter of the KKK (below). As bold as it is broad, the film executes a few lurching tonal swerves, but Lee manages to keep the energy pulsing and the fury on target.