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Spike Lee Films, Ranked From Best to Worst

This list originally ran in August 2012, tied to Red Hook Summer, Lee's 21st theatrical film. In the two years since, Lee has released a remake (Oldboy), a Michael Jackson documentary (Bad 25), and filmed Mike Tyson's one-man Broadway show (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth). This week marks the 25th anniversary... More »

Spike Lee Advocates to Bring More People of Color Onto Kickstarter

All creatives face moments in their careers when they can't get funding, whether it's in the beginning, middle or end. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee is no exception. Most recently, he self-financed Red Hook Summer, a film about an Atlanta boy who visits his religious grandfather in the Brooklyn projects. Show More Summary

Barry Michael Cooper: Clarke Peters in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer: Spiritual Blackout in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike ...

Spike Lee 'Not Gonna See' Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

Django Unchained will not be making filmmaker Spike Lee's year-end top 10 list nor any other list for that matter because he says he won't see it. The outspoken Red Hook Summer director said the slavery-centered feature by Quentin Tarantino may deal with the topic in a manner that is less than respectful. In an [...]

Day 8: Spike Lee Pack- Autographed “Red Hook Summer” + $500 Giftcard

Spike Lee’s most recent hit “Red Hook Summer” is out on DVD today and we are giving away a Spike Lee autographed copy of the DVD + a $500 gift card courtesy of Image Entertainment The latest in Spike Lee’s

Red Hook Summer Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 21st

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Spike Lee directs the latest in his Chronicles of Brooklyn series about a young man who spends the summer with his religious grandfather. [...]

Rodney Barnes: Red Hook Summer- Spike Lee's Resurgence

Lee's latest "joint," a story dedicated to religion, revival and Brooklyn, Red Hook Summer has the bent of what once was with the reality of what constitutes Lee's work now.

Nate Parker Might Join Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Remake

Nate Parker was just in George Lucas’ Red Tails and in Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer, and now he might be joining the cast of the Oldboy remake. Lee is directing, and since he recently worked with Parker, it makes … Continue reading ?

Remake Bits: Nate Parker Joins ‘Oldboy’, ‘Carrie’ and ‘The Evil Dead’ Get Synopses, José Padilha Responds to ‘Robocop’ Rumors

Spike Lee is turning to some familiar faces to help round out the cast of his Oldboy remake. After adding his Do the Right Thing star Samuel L. Jackson a few weeks back, Lee is turning to his Red Hook Summer actor Nate Parker for another supporting role. The up-and-comer’s other credits include Arbitrage, Red Tails and [...]

Oldboy Lands Nate Parker

2 years agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

The Red Hook Summer star will reunite with director Spike Lee in this remake of Chan-wook Park's acclaimed revenge thriller. [...]

The New ‘Oldboy’ Has a Doctor

One week after being named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012, Arbitrage star Nate Parker (pictured) has entered negotiations to reteam with his Red Hook Summer helmer Spike Lee for Good Universe’s Oldboy, reports Variety. A remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller, pic stars Josh Brolin as a man who is [...]

Nate Parker in Talks for Old Boy

Variety is reporting that actor Nate Parker is in talks to join the Spike Lee-directed remake of Old Boy. He is best known for starring in The Great Debaters, Red Tails, and Spike Lee's latest joint, Red Hook Summer. He would reportedly...Show More Summary

Finally Michelle and Spike Lee Together Again!

Its been 10 years since I last spoke with the icon, Spike Lee and I believe it’ll be another 10 years before I get to talk with him again. He was recently in DC to talk about his new movie Red Hook Summer and his upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary Bad 25 about the 25th Anniversary [...]

Red Hook Summer: On Post-Soul Culture And Spike Lee Talkin’ Smack

By Guest Contributor Naomi Extra What shocked me most while watching Red Hook Summer was its striking similarity to the films of Tyler Perry and T.D. Jakes whose work Lee has openly criticized. In fact, many reviewers have put the film right in line with Perry’s films by describing it as a church movie. Red Hook has been…

The Badass Interview: Spike Lee For RED HOOK SUMMER

2 years agoOdd : Badass Digest

It's ex-Brooklyn (Devin) talking with the official filmmaker of Brooklyn (Spike Lee) about Spike's return to the boro in RED HOOK SUMMER.

Red Hook Summer and other "spiritual successors"

Call Spike Lee's latest joint Red Hook Summer what you will, but don't call it a "sequel." That's what the outspoken director made clear at the film's premiere at Sundance when he said, "Do me a favor, when you go out and talk about it, please tell 'em, this is not a motherfucking sequel to Do The Right Thing. Show More Summary

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' never takes shape

A teen comes to stay with his preacher grandfather in Brooklyn in a drama that feels like several ideas in search of an overarching story.

Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer, Religion, Michael Jackson, And Oldboy

Back in January Spike Lee debuted his latest joint, the self-financed indie drama Red Hook Summer, to a divided reaction at Sundance — but as he tells Movieline, he had a feeling his controversial look at faith and the church in the projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, would leave Park City without a distribution deal. [...]

Spike Lee Says Pedophilia Scene Toughest Ever to Film

Spike Lee, who has been making feature films since 1986, said the hardest scene he's ever filmed is in his new Brooklyn neighborhood movie, "Red Hook Summer."

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