Spike Lee

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Why is Spike Lee’s 9/11 docuseries so controversial?
The film-maker’s new HBO series has been re-edited after backlash over featuring 9/11 ‘truthers’ but a thread of distrust remains

Charles Bramesco

01, Sep, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Titane may not have been the best film at Cannes, but it had guts, drive – and an anthro-automotive hybrid devil child
Julia Ducournau has became the second woman ever to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Her triumph is a suitably rock’n’roll ending for this year’s festival

Peter Bradshaw

17, Jul, 2021 @8:21 PM

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The Guardian view on the future of cinema: don’t panic… | Editorial
Editorial: Streaming platforms are transforming the way films are watched. But traditional movie-going and sofa viewing can coexist

Editorial

16, Jul, 2021 @5:20 PM

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‘A weirder Cannes’: how Covid-19 has changed the face of the film festival
The face mask has become the most ubiquitous accessory at this year’s event and makes it difficult to know who’s who

Peter Bradshaw

09, Jul, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Spike Lee: ‘You hope that black people will stop being hunted down like animals’
The director has spoken about race at the Cannes film festival, where he is the first black president of the Palme d’Or jury

Andrew Pulver

06, Jul, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Spike Lee: Lord of misrule set to shake up Cannes Film Festival
The inspirational ‘godfather of black movie making’ will bring a much-needed mix of controversy and fun as the festival returns to the Croisette

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Samuel L Jackson’s 20 best films – ranked!
Soon to be seen in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the actor has a CV taking in dancing losers, choric narrators, a Bible-misquoting killer – and Marvel’s coolest middleman

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival
Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos Carax

Andrew Pulver

19, Apr, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Ten female directors make 2021 Baftas shortlist
Of the 20 films in director category, half have a female director or co-director, but there’s little love for Da 5 Bloods or Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Catherine Shoard

04, Feb, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Spike Lee compares Donald Trump to Hitler
The director also called the Capitol breach a ‘very sad day in the history of America’

Andrew Pulver

25, Jan, 2021 @11:35 AM

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American Utopia review – David Byrne and Spike Lee burn down the house
This ambitious concert film mixes politics, Talking Heads hits and Lee’s inimitable style to winning effect

Simran Hans

19, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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