The most startling part of BlacKkKlansman was hearing turns of phrase, ideas, and words being used in a late 1970’s setting that fit comfortably in our time. Most importantly than anything, BlacKkKlansman is an incredibly timely and important movie, showcasing how far we’ve come, but how much work there’s left to do. The film is certainly not about subtly, but it’s balancing act of humor and tension make the films over-heavy message palatable (it also helps that the film is right) all thanks to a great script and Spike Lee’s sharp direction. The film’s actors sell the insanity of the whole thing so well, helping to make a movie that not only you walk away from feeling you’ve learned something, but having been entertained along the way.

9/10

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