(Entry originally dated Nov. 13, 2012 (Tuesday), but I believe that was a mistake.)
It's a Spike Lee Joint all right, which means it's got a lot on its socially-conscious mind and will bring up whatever it feels like at any given moment, but it also feels like a more focused effort than usual. It's clear Lee has been galvanized by the rise of Trump emboldening white nationalism, and so here his subject is exactly that: white nationalism and how simplistic it is. He knows as well as anyone that racism thrives on insidiousness,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
3rd viewing. I've liked this increasingly more each time, and especially this time in contrast to all the Bond movies that came before it, which I've been recently rewatching in order. I remember a critic's quote about Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which called it the first Harry Potter movie that could be rightfully termed as "cinema." That's mostly how I feel about Skyfall, which feels like the first arthouse Bond movie (sorry, Marc Forster). The…
I'm having a hard time capturing my reaction to this. It just felt so different. The rhythm here is unlike anything I can recall experiencing, and the point-of-view, while it can be classified as humane, is unique as it is applied to a person who normally shouldn't be easy to sympathize with. We watch a man who appears to be somewhat aimless; without warning we flashback to the story of how he got to where he is now. The interlude…