Blackkklansman (2018) Movie Review
Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American police officer to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of his more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Together, they plan to take down the extremist hate group that’s aiming to spread their violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Spike Lee is in top form for his latest joint,‘BlacKkKlansman’, and America seems to have caught up with his alarms and rhetoric on race some 30 years after 'Do The Right Thing'. It’s a shame it took a toxic mass of agent orange in a Three Piece Suit for it to hit home.
“BlacKkKlansman” is the latest Spike Lee “joint”. It’s the director’s most high-profile release since 2006’s “Inside Man” and will likely be seen by many critics and movie fans as a career “comeback”. As a stand alone film, this is a unique and thought/emotion-provoking effort, though, at times a bit heavy-handed.