On this episode of The Discourse – the show where we discuss film and television news, reviews, and any other pertinent pop culture items that we feel the need to weigh in on – I’m joined by Kathia Woods (Cup of Soul, Philadelphia Tribune, Awards Watch) and Ronda Racha Penrice (Zora, NBC THINK, Atlanta Journal Constitution) to discuss the now four-decade spanning career of Spike Lee.
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Since his debut film “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986, not a year has gone by that the prolific Lee hasn’t done a project, whether that is one of his many features, documentaries, music videos, concert films, and filmed stage plays. Lee’s latest – “Da 5 Bloods” – is now available on Netflix, and while we begin our discussion with Lee’s behemoth war drama, the bulk of our discussion is focused on Lee’s more underrated and overlooked films. In addition to being so prolific, Lee has remained one of the most interesting, versatile, and unpredictable directors working today, so we use these films – which admittedly aren’t all unsung masterpieces – as an entry point to look back on his entire career and showcase that every film of his (even the ones that miss the mark) is worth watching and worthy of discussion.
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