Some filmmakers interpret the past. Some capture the present. Spike Lee does both, and he sees the future. There has never been a more urgent moment for the director’s work: In this episode, we spotlight a 2019 conversation with Wesley Morris about Do the Right Thing (9:53), interview Lee’s longtime composer Terence Blanchard (35:32), and revisit a conversation with Lee’s editor Barry Alexander Brown (65:01). Plus: Sean shares his top five (OK, top six) favorite Spike Lee movies.
The Importance of Spike Lee
Sean highlights Spike Lee at an urgent moment for the director’s work
New offensive coordinator Todd Monken has brought a new, more pass-friendly scheme to Baltimore. While there haven’t been fireworks yet, a close look at the X’s and O’s shows that we shouldn’t be surprised when this passing attack takes off.
The hit Hulu whodunit is a comedy that features exquisite interior design, beloved guest stars, and a bulldog named Winnie. But it’s also, um, a show about murder?