BlacKKKlansman is like the cinematic representation of Obama grabbing Trump by the toupée with both hands and head butting him repeatedly for 128 minutes. I travelled to the other side of the world to attend the last 3 days of the Cannes Film Festival and for BlacKKKlansman, it was worth it. Through his latest joint, Spike Lee manages to make audiences feel just about every emotion ever on an extreme scale. It breaks my heart that the rest of the world won’t get to experience this film for months to come, you are truly missing out.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like if a film wasn’t made to be perfectly synchronised with all the chance opportunities that present themselves. What if all their research leads to nothing? What if that clue has a dead end? Under the Silver Lake has finally brought this concept to life and shows exactly what happens when boredom meets mystery as an unemployed bachelor notices some odd ‘coincidences’.
The instance of paranoia and overthinking reflects on how we read…