Tag Archives: Spike Lee

Summer of Sam - * *

Spike Lee directs this Bronx drama set during the Son of Sam murders. A mob in the Bronx believes a young man (Adrien Brody) is actually the serial killer. John Leguizamo, Anthony LaPaglia, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, John Savage, Bebe … Continue reading

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He Got Game - * * 1/2*

Spike Lee tackles the subject of basketball in his new movie, He Got Game. However, this isn’t your traditional basketball movie (in fact, aside from short clips, the game is only played once during the movie). Instead, the film works … Continue reading

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Get On the Bus - * * *

Spike Lee’s alternately poignant and simplistic tale of twenty men’s journey from South Central L.A. to The Million Man March can’t help but grab your attention. Among those on the bus are George (Charles S. Dutton), who helped to organize … Continue reading

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Girl 6 - 1/2*

Spike Lee delivers a rather boring portrait of the phone sex industry. Theresa Randle is Girl 6, a struggling actress who enlists with a phone sex firm as a last minute effort to avoid absolute poverty. The film follows her … Continue reading

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Clockers - * * * 1/2*

A superb drama that is part murder-mystery, part portrait of harsh inner-city life. Mehki Phifer is Strike, a twenty-year-old clocker (a stationary drug dealer), and Isaiah Washington is Victor, his hard working brother. When the local drug lord, Delroy Lindo, … Continue reading

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