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Chi-Raq Is Not Nearly As Tone-Deaf About Sociopolitical Issues As Spike Lee Can Be

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Culturebox

If you’ve been paying attention to Spike Lee’s campaign for his latest movie Chi-Raq, I will not begrudge you your wariness, dubiousness, or furious side-eyes. I’ve been feeling and doing all of these things since Lee dropped the mu...

Spike Lee Is The Only One Allowed To Talk About Brooklyn Gentrification EVER

United States / New York : Gothamist

Last month, Spike Lee unleashed a rant on "motherfckin' hipsters" gentrifying Brooklyn, which prompted some criticism as well as many Deep Thoughts About Gentrification (which we've already covered). Over the weekend, NY Times film ...

This Topical Ballad Suggests Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Will Be Very, Very Bad

Music / Indie Music : Stereogum

We’ve been hearing rumblings for a while about Spike Lee’s upcoming movie Chi-Raq — mainly that Lee wanted to cast Kanye West, that Kanye wasn’t cast but might contribute to the soundtrack. It sounded like an intriguing concept, one...

Director Spike Lee and His Cast Speak From the Set of Oldboy

Film / New Releases : Coming Soon

"Careful!" Spike Lee shouts with a smile every time a member of his cast is asked a plot-related question on the New Orleans set of Oldboy, "Be very, very careful." If you've seen Chan-wook Park's 2003 film version, in turn based on...

Sharlto Copley Could Be the Villain in Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’

Entertainment / Film : Film School Rejects

Please let this one work out. Variety reports that Sharlto Copley has been offered the villain role in Spike Lee‘s take on Oldboy, a piece of casting so inventive and unexpected that I’ve gone a bit cross-eyed over it. Lee’s remake/...


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