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Blu-ray Review: TALES FROM THE HOOD, Still Relevant as Hell

As a teen in the '90s, I rented every possible VHS horror tape I could find from both my local mom-and-pop store and the two area Blockbuster Video stores, none of which exist anymore, sadly. One of the many releases...

15 years on, Spike Lee's 25th Hour remains an effective post-9/11 catharsis, and one of his strongest films

Spike Lee has a noted history of dissent through cinema. It is, more or less, how he rose to prominence. When you think of moments like Mookie throwing that trash can through Sal's window in Do the Right Thing, or...

Review: CHI-RAQ Aims To Put Gun Violence To Bed

Spike Lee is making some noise, and he wants to make absolutely sure that you hear it. After a solid decade, or longer, of slowly sliding into a plane of cultural irrelevance that the outspoken filmmaker is simply not suited...

Trailer for Spike Lee's CHI-RAQ

I'm a huge fan of Greek tragedy, and I remain a fan of Spike Lee, despite some recent missteps in a few films. His latest, Chi-Raq, will be released in the US on December 4th, and it looks pretty awesome,...

Trailer: DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS

While not exactly the Spike Lee vampire flick we were looking for, this hyper-indie 'joint' looks to bust the relatively cool streak the director has been on from the 2008 big budget (Disney!) war and religion tale The Miracle at St....

Exclusive Clip: 25 TO LIFE, Questioning The Wisdom Of HIV Disclosure

We're proud to present an exclusive clip from 25 to Life, a documentary that will enjoy its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival in New York City on Sunday, June 22. Directed by Mike L. Brown, a protégé...

Tribeca 2014 Interview: MANOS SUCIAS Director and DP Share Stories from Colombia

With two LED panels, one Canon C300 and a crew of no more than a dozen people including locals, co-writer/director Joseph Wladyka and co-writer/cinematographer Alan Blanco went to Buenaventura, Colombia - a heavily narco-trafficked country - to film Manos Sucias...

Review: Spike Lee's OLDBOY, A Failed Attempt At Something New

The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it. Know that this isn't a particularly good film, let alone a capable...

OLDBOY: Screenwriter And Producer Mark Protosevich Talks Blasphemy, Honor, And Respect

Controversy has followed the US remake of the classic Korean psychodrama, Oldboy, since its proposal years ago. I had a few words with screenwriter/co-producer Mark Protosevich, who has been along for the film's entire ride from Will Smith and Steven...

Interview: Spike Lee On OLDBOY - Don't Call It A Remake

Don't call it a remake: writer, director, online provocateur, and recent Kickstarter entrepreneur asks that audiences consider his Oldboy a "reinterpratation" of the source material. "John Coltrane did not perform the same song that Julie Andrews sang in The Sound...

Elizabeth Olsen Should Never Read Josh Brolin's Letters! It's A New OLDBOY Clip

No matter how you feel about Spike Lee "reinterpreting" Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (me, I'm neutral as I'm merely so-so on the original) one must admit that Film District's marketing machine has been pumping out some decidedly intriguing material over the...

They Are Preparing For Your Stay In New OLDBOY Teaser.

It is with much fear and trepidation that we approach Spike Lee's Oldboy on November 27th. Considering how much we revere the original film it is going to be a hard sell. But then along comes a teaser like this....

First Bloody, Red-Band OLDBOY Trailer Picks Up The Hammer

Its very existence has already made Spike Lee's Oldboy arguably the most divisive movie of the year. Will the first trailer change anyone's mind? Note that this trailer is the red-band version (i.e., Not Safe For Work) ... and it...

New Images From Spike Lee's OLDBOY!

By now, you would have seen the official poster for Spike Lee's adaptation of the Oldboy manga, made famous by Park Chan-wook's classic film of the same name and based on the same source material. Whether you are impressed by...

Josh Brolin Emerges From The Official OLDBOY Poster

Spike Lee's spin on Oldboy hits theaters screens October 25th, at which point the dissection of how much the film is a straight remake of Park Chan-wook's violent opus versus how much it calls back to the source manga (as...

First Poster For Spike Lee's OLDBOY Is Counting The Days

Spike Lee's remake of classic Korean thriller Oldboy hits US theaters October 11th and the first poster has freshly arrived via CinemaCon. OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is...