Lee's film creates a throughline from early days of the KKK to the bombing that killed the title's four little girls in Birmingham, Alabama, to a string of bombings that occurred in the '90s. It's a mournful showcase for the victims, and a powerful reminder that racism is alive and well in America.
With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee uses a hugely entertaining detective story to weave a thread through the Confederacy, the lasting presence of hate groups in the United States, the rally in Charlottesville, and the presidency of Donald Trump. This is outstanding, urgent filmmaking.
My review: deepfocusreview.com/reviews/blackkklansman/