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Spike Lee’s swagger and the return of a Polish master—the best films of August 2018

Lee returns in the Trump-baiting BlacKkKlansman and more

By Wendy Ide   August 2018
John David Washington (right) and Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington (right) and Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman

 

 

BlacKkKlansman

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…

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