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Spike Lee

  1. rip
    Bill Lee, Jazz Bassist and Father of Spike Lee, Dead at 94He scored his son’s first four films and recorded with Bob Dylan.
  2. new york in your bones
    The 101 Best New York City Movies, RankedSome movies reflect the perilous reality of living here, others the urbane fantasy. The greatest do both.
  3. wait what
    What Is Going On in Spike Lee’s 9/11 HBO Docuseries?NYC Epicenters 9/11–2021 ½ courted controversy before it even aired. Here’s what to know before watching.
  4. conspiracies
    Spike Lee Reedits His Conspiracy-Theorist-Heavy 9/11 Docuseries for HBOThe final episode, scheduled to air on September 11, featured the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth conspiracist group.
  5. the money game
    What’s the Deal With the Spike Lee Crypto Ad?Coin Cloud, the little-known crypto ATM company Lee’s pitching, doesn’t even operate in New York — where the ad was shot.
  6. cannes 2021
    100 Bewildering Hours at CannesThe most glamorous film festival remains unchanged — except for that pesky Delta variant.
  7. spike oui
    Spike Lee Is Pretty in Pink for His First Cannes As Jury PresidentDo the right thing and give the man his flowers.
  8. bad vacations
    We’re Lucky Melvin Van Peebles’s The Story of a Three Day Pass Got Made at AllThe New Wave classic still carries its sting of racial melancholy and calls for us to rethink institutional validation.
  9. the unforgettable year
    A Year of Watching Movies About Being Stuck at Home (While Being Stuck at Home)COVID cinema arrived not long after the virus did — but what do we want from movies about a pandemic we’re all still experiencing?
  10. coming soon
    Spike Lee’s Next Joint Is … a Movie-Musical About ViagraNeedless to say, he’s excited.
  11. go go go joseph
    Spike Lee Pops Bottles in Brooklyn to Celebrate Biden VictoryChampagne for his real friends.
  12. politics
    Spike Lee Says Jared Kushner Welcome to Bring His ‘Punk Ass’ to Brooklyn“What the hell is he talking about? We don’t want to succeed?! He’s nuts!”
  13. a once in a lifetime event
    American Utopia’s Chris Giarmo on Political Art and Spike Lee’s Lipstick Advice“In addition to Spike’s acceptance and allyship, he was right. The red worked so much better.”
  14. movie review
    American Utopia Speaks to the Recent Past and, Even More, the PresentIn a way, even the Spike Lee–directed version of David Byrne’s Broadway show, streaming on HBO, allows us to “leave our homes.”
  15. obits
    Thomas Jefferson Byrd, a Staple Actor in Spike Lee’s Films, Killed in AtlantaThe director memorialized the Tony nominee this weekend.
  16. trailer mix
    This Must Be the Place (to Watch the Trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia)Time to buy a monochromatic suit.
  17. tiff 2020
    TIFF Announces 2020 Lineup: Regina King’s Directorial Debut, Spike Lee, and MoreThe festival will take place September 10–19 with 50 features.
  18. deep dives
    Watching Da 5 Bloods in SaigonNetflix subscribers in Vietnam describe their experiences watching Spike Lee’s latest movie about the American war.
  19. the view from home
    How Protesting Helped Tayarisha Poe Feel Normal AgainThe Selah and the Spades director isn’t expecting a “yes, the revolution has arrived” moment — but she is feeling a lot of hope.
  20. cool babies
    David Byrne’s American Utopia Is on the Road to HBODirected by his “art brother” Spike Lee.
  21. apologies
    Spike Lee Apologizes for Defending Woody Allen“My words were wrong.”
  22. vulture lists
    Every Spike Lee Film, RankedWith the release of Da 5 Bloods, we revisit each of the director’s major works.
  23. netflix
    There’s a Da 5 Bloods Post-Credit ‘Scene’ But You Probably Won’t See ItNetflix’s autoplay will see to that.
  24. study guide
    A Pop Culture Guide to the Many, Many References in Spike Lee’s Da 5 BloodsFrom the cinematic influences to the historical references to the music cues to the inside jokes, here’s a guide to Spike Lee’s Netflix joint.
  25. friday night movie club
    Inside Man Still Absolutely RulesIt’s Spike Lee and Denzel Washington at their slickest.
  26. chat room
    Jonathan Majors on Shooting Da 5 Bloods With a MAGA Hat on SetThe Last Black Man in San Francisco co-star plays the son of a Trump voter in Spike Lee’s new Netflix movie.
  27. movie review
    Da 5 Bloods Is Spike Lee’s Agit-Prop Action MovieAs a stirring, deliriously referential treatise on race, American history, and black patriotism, it’s one of Lee’s greatest works.
  28. movies
    Spike Lee’s Forever WarHow the Vietnam War epic Da 5 Bloods became one of the most ambitious films of his career.
  29. love / hate
    What Critics Said About Do the Right Thing When It PremieredSpike Lee’s 1989 film was called both “a devastating portrait of Black America pushed to the limit” and “a rancid fairy tale.”
  30. history lessons
    Spike Lee Debuts Short Film Connecting George Floyd and Do the Right Thing“This is history again and again and again …”
  31. open your purse
    Spike Lee’s New Movie Won’t Use CGI De-Aging, Unlike That Other Netflix Film“I was not getting $100 million to de-age our guys.”
  32. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Spike Lee’s Vietnam Vet Joint, Da 5 BloodsStreaming on June 12.
  33. i love new york
    Spike Lee’s Latest Short Film Is a 3-Minute Instagram Tribute to New YorkMan, this guy sure does love New York City.
  34. quarantine reads
    Spike Lee Adds Unmade Jackie Robinson Screenplay to Your Quarantine Reading ListThe director wanted Denzel to star, but sadly, the actor deemed himself “too old.”
  35. feuds
    Spike Lee’s Feud With the New York Knicks, ExplainedSpike Lee entered a Knicks game Monday night through the employee entrance. Things went downhill from there.
  36. oscars 2020
    Spike Lee Honors Kobe Bryant in the Most Spike Lee Fashion PossiblePurple and gold, baby.
  37. cannes 2020
    Spike Lee Named 2020 Cannes Film Festival Jury PresidentHe makes history as the first-ever black jury head.
  38. adaptations
    Spike Lee to Direct ’80s Hip-Hop Romeo and Juliet Adaptation Prince of CatsLakeith Stanfield is out; Spike Lee is in.
  39. coach
    Who’s Behind the Mysterious Door at Coach’s Fantasy Holiday Party?Hint: it’s a ’90s icon.
  40. venice film festival
    Spike Lee Calls Nate Parker’s New Film a ‘Part of History’At the Venice Film Festival, the American Skin filmmaker apologized for his past “tone-deaf” behavior.
  41. cancellations
    Netflix Will Not Renew She’s Gotta Have It for a Third SeasonSpike Lee is reportedly looking for a new home for the series.
  42. a historical spike lee joint
    Spike Lee Brings You Son of the South, Starring Lucas Till and Lucy HaleBased on the 2008 memoir of white civil-rights activist Bob Zellner.
  43. music
    Teyana ‘Spike Lee’ Taylor Directed Her New Video and It Too Deserves an OscarThey give Oscars for music videos, right?
  44. oscars 2019
    Spike Lee Reacts to the Entire Academy AwardsFrom the win to the frowns.
  45. oscars 2019
    See Spike Lee Jump Into Samuel L. Jackson’s Arms After Finally Winning an OscarIt is about damn time.
  46. oscars 2019
    The Oscars Made Progress This Year (But Green Book Was Still a Bad Choice)You will pry the right of an Oscar voter to support a 1986-style quasi-liberal brotherhood-of-man movie out of their cold dead fingers.
  47. awards season
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2019 Oscars CeremonyThat was one steamy “Shallow” performance.
  48. oscars 2019
    Terence Blanchard Talks About the Toughness of Scoring BlacKkKlansman“Your heart just feels like it’s ripped open.”
  49. the toughest scene i wrote
    How BlacKkKlansman Crafted Its Explosive ClimaxCo-writer Kevin Willmott walks Vulture through the movie’s closing confrontation between Ron Stallworth, a bomb, and a car full of Klansmen.
  50. sure
    Spike Lee Wants to Know Why Prince Harry Was on Facebook As ‘Spike Lee’We’re going to need more information.
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