BLACKKKLANSMAN (2018): The Things I Liked…

Blackkklansman (2018), John David Washington, Topher Grace
Blackkklansman (2018), John David Washington, Topher Grace

Blackkklansman is the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado who successfully infiltrated the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace, Blackkklansman is an engaging, suspenseful and entertaining experience from start to finish. 

Considering the backdrop of a very racially tense time in America, director Spike Lee does a good job of delivering tension and suspense mixed in with humour and iconic imagery of the 1970s. From the style, fashion, music as well as the general mood and atmosphere. Lee serves it all up without forgetting the all important message, particularly in reference to the past and present encouragement of racial violence by political forces. 

I enjoyed the general cleverness of Lee’s directorial execution as well as the execution of Stallworth’s police investigation. The brotherhood between the investigative team is also a highlight, along with the vision of so many healthy looking afros and being reintroduced to the following rather joyful song…

Too Late To Turn Back Now by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

Watch it because all the tension and suspense pays off in quite the satisfying way.  

Happy Film Loving 


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