Review: BlacKkKlansman


Spike Lee’s latest feature film, BlacKkKlansman, tells the story of the first African-American police officer in Colorado Springs during the 1970’s and his efforts to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. What follows is a brilliantly constructed, often hilarious, and scathing juxtaposition of race relations then and now. The film hits you like a sledge hammer of perfectly mixed procedural thrills, comedy, style, and overt metaphor in a way only an artist like Spike can. The film offers an enormous amount to digest, will leave you shaken as the credits roll, and is quite possibly the most important film made for the moment our culture finds itself in. BlacKkKlansman is one of the finest entries in its director’s already long and distinguished career and one the very best films of the year. Grade: A+


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