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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Struggles in the Big Easy

    These books on Katrina, the epic storm of 2005, arrive as the latest chapter in TV disaster reporting gives us Hurricane Ike, which has left most of Houston without power and Galveston, a gigantic wreck, yet with people still in homes lacking water or...
  • Movie review: Miracle at St. Anna -- 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Spike Lee. You just knew, the moment he lashed out at Clint Eastwood for leaving black soldiers out of his two-part Iwo Jima epic, that he had really put his foot in it. And now here's proof. Miracle at St. Anna is Lee's sloppy, absurdly long mashup...
  • Spike Lee discusses 'Miracle at St. Anna' (and Obama)

    Spike Lee discusses 'Miracle at St. Anna' (and Obama)
    "NEWS flash," says director Spike Lee, grabbing the digital voice recorder that's on the table before him, placing it to his lips. "Spike Lee does not assume that every white person is racist. I do not feel that way. And I have not felt that way in the...
  • Movie Review: 'Miracle at St. Anna'

    In flashes, the World War II saga "Miracle at St. Anna" reminds you of the necessity and invention of director Spike Lee. He may shoot this feature, like many before it, every which way, but he scores just often enough to ensure a few indelible images....
  • Pilots: AMC Locks Up 'Shield' Star

    "The Shield" star Walton Goggins will go from cop to recently released prison inmate in a pilot being developed at AMC. Goggins is set to star in "Rectify," a drama about a man who's released from prison after DNA evidence proves he was wrongfully put...
  • Miracle at St. Anna (D-)

    Directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X)   Written by James McBride (Discovering the Buffalo)   Starring: DEREK LUKE (Friday Night Lights, Glory Road) MICHAEL EALY (Barbershop, "Sleeper Cell") LAZ ALONSO...
  • Halle Berry And Tyler Perry To Host 40th NAACP Image Awards

    Star-Studded Special Coincides with Organization's Centennial Nominations Announced Wednesday, January 7 Academy Award winner Halle Berry and critically acclaimed screenwriter/actor Tyler Perry will host the 40TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live...
  • Review: 'Miracle at St. Anna'

    An important story indifferently told, Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" shows what happens when a film's execution does not measure up to its ideas. The notion behind "St. Anna" is to create an epic World War II drama celebrating the largely forgotten...
  • Rosario Dawson gets romantic in 'Seven Pounds'

    America might be facing severe job shrinkage, but once in a while you still find a position opening up that hasn't been available for some time. Like this one: "romantic leading lady in a Will Smith drama." That vacancy has been filled in "Seven Pounds"...
  • Robert Redford, ESPN Team on Jackie Robinson Biopic

    ESPN Films will team up with Robert Redford's production company on an upcoming biopic about baseball pioneers Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey. The Robinson-Rickey project, which has been in development for some time with a variety of directors, will...
  • Spike Lee to be honored at Silverdocs film fest

    Spike Lee to be honored at Silverdocs film fest
    Spike Lee, the Oscar-nominated director of "Do the Right Thing," will be honored at this year's Silverdocs film festival for his documentary work including "When the Levees Broke," on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, organizers said on Wednesday....