Summer of Sam ★★★★

DA 12 DAYS OF SPIKE: DAY 11

A different entry in the Spike canon, mostly for the fact that it doesn't revolve around race relations pertaining to the black community. However, tension between perceived ways of life and prejudice still result in a violent climax, which is typical of early Spike. Also sets itself apart for being one of Spike's few period pieces, only to be accompanied by Malcolm X and, much later, BlacKkKlansman, both of which use their stylized settings to drastically different effect (as of tomorrow this shortlist will also be joined by Da 5 Bloods, but we're not there yet).