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Highly Suspect Reviews: “Black KKKlansman”

Spike Lee returns with this true story of a black police officer (played by John David Washington) who in the late 70s/early 80s infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan through phone calls and an odd phone pal relationship with then Grand Dragon, David Duke (Topher Grace). Since obviously, he wasn’t going to be convincing when he attended a meet in person, another police officer (Adam Driver) assumed his persona during these occasions. Lee applies his story mechanics and, eventually, modern day contextualization to the film along with touches of Blacksploitation cinema stylistics making for a film that despite rave festival reviews, had a mixed reaction from our crew of reviewers, Chris, Michael, and Ben. Listen to their review here.

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