Acclaimed director, Spike Lee, returns to the big screen to share the true story of an American hero in the bold, brilliant and intense BlacKkKlansman.
Ron Stallworth (John David Johnson) is the first African American detective to serve in his police department. His first mission? Infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Stallworth teams up with a seasoned undercover investigator, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to put an end to the hate group’s activities.
BlacKkKlansman received the Grand Prix this year at the Cannes Film Festival. And after a screening, I am positive the film will receive more accolades as the season continues.
Ron Stallworth’s crazy true story translates into one of the best films of the year. Spike Lee has created a film that is powerful, political, uneasy, and at times, surprisingly comedic. The characters are captivating and charismatic with fantastic performances by the entire ensemble.
I have never been so entertained by a film yet so enraged and disgusted at the same time. Although the events of this film happened years ago, it has never felt more relevant to our world today – which is beyond unsettling.
The most impactful sequence is the film’s gut-wrenching finale. I won’t spoil it however, I have never felt the powerful impact of a film’s truth so strongly. This will stick with you.
Final Thoughts: BlacKkKlansman is insightful, compelling and wildly entertaining. By far one of the most masterful films of 2018 and one of Spike Lee’s best.