BlacKkKlansman
First screened in August 2018
Director: Spike Lee. Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Ryan Eggold, Ashlie Atkinson, Robert John Burke, Michael Buscemi, Frederick Weller, Ken Garito, Paul Walter Hauser, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Nicholas Turturro, Alec Baldwin, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte. Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee.

Twitter Capsule: A strange, almost oppositional take on Stallworth's memoir. Has verve and ire but abounds in muddied opportunities.

VOR:   This premise, with these timely reverberations, from this director: you can't discount the value and inherent risk-taking. But it could've gone further.



Photo © 2018 Focus Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (runner-up for Best Picture)

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