First screened in August 2018
Director: Spike Lee. Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Ryan Eggold, Ashlie Atkinson, Robert John Burke, Michael Buscemi, Frederick Weller, Ken Garito, Paul Walter Hauser, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Nicholas Turturro, Alec Baldwin, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte. Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee.

Twitter Capsule: A strange, almost oppositional take on Stallworth's memoir. Has verve and ire but abounds in muddied opportunities.

VOR:   This premise, with these timely reverberations, from this director: you can't discount the value and inherent risk-taking. But it could've gone further.

Photo © 2018 Focus Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Spike Lee
Best Supporting Actor: Adam Driver
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee, and Kevin Willmott
Best Film Editing: Barry Alexander Brown
Best Original Score: Terence Blanchard

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Spike Lee
Best Actor (Drama): John David Washington
Best Supporting Actor: Adam Driver

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (runner-up for Best Picture)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Adapted Screenplay

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