“BlacKkKlansman”, directed by Spike Lee

Movie, 2018

A darkly and predominantly comic account if the infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan through the efforts of an afro-touting, colour-barrier breaking policeman. While there are a few moments of heightened time at the beginning of the film, during a dramatised portrayal of a Kwame Ture speech which raises and almost deifies the profiles and faces of audience members, it’s the combination of the comic drive, but occasionally incredibly tense plot, and the reminders of the injustices and barbarity suffered by black people in America that really carry the power punches. A bold approach which pays off in so many ways, in which the action and heroics aren’t obliterated, but are sometimes subservient to the main political and humanitarian themes of the film.

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