Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
Director: Spike Lee
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Biography | Crime | Drama | 2018
I watched this movie the same night I watched Black Panther, in a true double feature presentation at Chez Kardell. I was a little iffy on if I would like this one or not, I tend to stay away from movies that are controversial (on screen, not in real life), but it was nominated for Oscars and the trailer looked good so here we are. I really enjoyed this movie..
The movie is about an African American who joins the police force in Colorado Springs. On duty, he goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his partner. I thought that Washington and Driver had a great relationship on screen and that everyone in the plot had perfect roles. In all craziness, this movie is based on actual events from the early 1970s.
I thought the film was well written and well director, I can definitely see how Spike Lee got the nomination here. The writers were able to bring to light such awful circumstances and truths of how life was for African Americans 50 years ago (and what is going on today) all while keeping the peace and making the audience laugh and keeping them entertained. I really liked the end sequences in the film with the footages from what all has happened in the past few years, all the tragedies that have happened recently during protests and looting around the country.
Overall, I liked this movie. So far this is my top choice, but I still have a lot left to watch (I’ve only watched 5 of the Oscar Nominees so far). I enjoyed this movie from start to finish and recommend it. (4/5).
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