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"That's your fucking dick that made you do that! Don't blame the world!"
It's ostensibly another sprawling American epic in the vein of Malcolm X and Do The Right Thing - where Spike's fondness for depicting the tension in a community through the smoldering heat of a New York summer afternoon is equally visceral - but within that runtime, and interspersed with as much violence, sex, and drugs as you can fit in a movie, is a relatively focussed character…
What tragedies our theatres have endured. The worst thing about noted cultural tumour 'Hamilton' is not Lin-Manuel Miranda's ear-grating performance, or all of the typically cheesy, cloying theatre clichés, or the painfully regressive and ridiculously oversimplified politics (okay, that one is pretty horrendous). What strikes me as most insufferable is that 'Hamilton' is bad hip-hop, plain and simple. It exists so that a bunch of white, middle-class American teenagers can listen to a shitty studio album once and think that…