BlacKkKlansman

March 26, 2020
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Ron Stallworth’s story seems ridiculous and unbelievable, but it’s true – as an African American undercover cop with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron infiltrated the local KKK group with one of his fellow detectives and managed to bring them down. It’s the sort of story that Spike Lee seems perfect for, so who better to direct it than Lee himself?

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2020-03-21 • Saturday Matinée

March 21, 2020
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We’re all living in a post-movie planet and just trying to make the best of it. We’re seeing some creative release strategies in light of the pandemic. Avatar is still coming. Cats keeps on giving. If you’re looking for something to do with your kids, you could do worse than remaking Spider-verse with traditional animation. Plus, trailers and a list of movies that include TV production.

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Bamboozled

March 19, 2020
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Does this feel like Spike Lee at his most Lee-ish? How effective is the satire in this film? Does Damon Wayans take his performance too far? Tune in to this week’s show for these answers and more.

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2020-03-14 • Saturday Matinée

March 16, 2020
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Wisdom teeth. Tom and Rita. Plus a list of films with hot weather as a principle character and three derivative trailers!

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Do the Right Thing

March 12, 2020
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Is it clear that Spike Lee has something to say with this film? How does the camerawork and production design work to enhance this world? Is this film still relevant in today’s society? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-03-07 • Saturday Matinée

March 9, 2020
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Corona Virus Gregorian Reset. Bollywood Eternals. Old Kids in the Hall. Plus a very special re-ranking and a list of films featuring great surveillance!

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Le Samouraï

March 5, 2020
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How influential has this film been over the years? Where does this film fit into the French crime films? Does anyone wear a trenchcoat and fedora like Alain Delon? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-02-29 • Saturday Matinée

March 2, 2020
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Spielberg is stepping down as Indy director. Wait… there’s a Snake Eyes movie? Deepfakes and BTtF. The Director’s Cut nightmare. Dear Evan Hansen?

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Rififi

February 26, 2020
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How did Jules Dassin use this film to help break the blacklist? Are the criminal protagonists here easy to like? How do they so effectively amp up the tension in the robbery? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-02-22 • Saturday Matinée

February 24, 2020
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Amazing Stories is back. Trump misunderstands the Oscars, longs for a resurgence of Gone with the Wi…whatever. Shantaram halts production because they don’t know how to write it. Police Academy redux? Joaquin Phoenix prison breaks a cow.

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