Friday, May 25, 2018

Spike Lee

Saturday, May. 19, 2018

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.

At the...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his "BlacKkKlansman"...

Wednesday, May. 9, 2018

Spike Lee, Hirokazu Koreeda, and Alice Rohrwacher, among others, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. Their latest films, all shot on KODAK film, will make their debut at Cannes. A total of thirteen films--captured on KODAK 35mm or 16mm Motion Picture Film...

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

The director of the Cannes Film Festival called Harvey Weinstein "an earthquake" — but he said that the quality of films, not gender quotas, remains the top factor in selecting movies for this year's festival lineup.

Organizers unveiled Thursday the 18 movies competing for the Palme d'Or...

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars' second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year's ceremony.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Lee said he "cannot support" the "...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving...

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

More alive than most of the year's films put together, Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the "self-inflicted genocide" of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously lewd) pleas for peace....

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it's easier for a black person to become President of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.

Lee made the remarks Saturday as he accepted an Oscar statuette at the...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Spike Lee gets so excited when talking about movies, he can barely sit down. Reflecting on his career as he prepares to accept an honorary Oscar, the 58-year-old suddenly stands up and bounds around as he considers various ideas, at times bellowing so exuberantly...

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015

Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie.

The film, with the working title "Chi-Raq," features a cast including Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson and Teyonah Parris, as well as D.B. Sweeney...