BlacKkKlansman ★★★★

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is one of the most visceral and powerful films of the year through its clever character drama, tension filled undercover sequences and amazing performances. John David Washington and Adam Driver both deserve possible awards consideration, as does Spike Lee. While the screenplay isn’t completely without flaws, discretion for some messy moments must be given, the fears it creates in an audience member makes it a completely strong experience. A film like this will always have political overtones, but the most terrifying part of it is it doesn’t actually feel that far removed from what Lee shows in the final sequence. It weaves that message throughout the film with softness until that moment, which almost wacks you with it. But...that was entirely the point.

And powerful it was.