Spike Lee

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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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The 2020 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's film picks of the year
Alongside our countdown of the best films of 2020, our chief film critic selects his favourite movies, directors and performances of the year

Peter Bradshaw

17, Dec, 2020 @9:18 AM

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David Byrne: 'Spike Lee and I have a lot in common'
The former Talking Heads frontman on the importance of performance, covering Janelle Monáe, and his hope for the American experiment

Sean O’Hagan

13, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Standing ovation: Spike Lee to direct musical about Viagra
The director’s next project after Da 5 Bloods is based on a 2018 Esquire article and will be co-written by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Andrew Pulver

18, Nov, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Radha Blank: ‘Failure is a great tool in comedy’
After years of struggling on Broadway, the writer, actor and director takes aim at New York’s theatre establishment in her hit film The Forty-Year-Old Version

Claire Armitstead

04, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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David Byrne's American Utopia review – Spike Lee's thrilling treat for fans
A filmed version of the musician’s hit Broadway show plays like a vibrant greatest hits extravaganza that has the power to convert anyone

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2020 @7:47 PM

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London film festival to be 'most accessible yet' as lineup unveiled
Organisers say they are ‘going big’ with screenings online and in independent cinemas

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Toronto film festival announces line-up with Mark Wahlberg drama premiering
Halle Berry’s directorial debut also on programme but whether physical screenings will take place remains up in the air

Andrew Pulver

30, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Da 5 Bloods review – Spike Lee goes all out in Vietnam
Four Vietnam vets reunite in a search for their fallen comrade – and some gold bullion – in Lee’s inventive, action-packed but disjointed all-star adventure

Mark Kermode

14, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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