Spike Lee

 
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
For a black film and media student at the University of Cape Town, Spike Lee’s 'Do The Right Thing' (1989) was a revelation. I watched it on a...
Why films "Chi-Raq" and "Beast of No Nation" are game-changers
Why films "Chi-Raq" and "Beast of No Nation" are game-changers
This time last year, the curtain was raised on the whitest awards season in recent memory. This was despite the presence of a black...
Chicago, Spike Lee's kind of town?
Chicago, Spike Lee's kind of town?
Chicagoans are resilient. I’ve lived here my entire life and know this to be true more than most anything else about the city. From an environmental standpoint, the brutal force of our winters is a metaphorical test. If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere. Yes, it is about...
A Spike in Copley’s Hollywood career
A Spike in Copley’s Hollywood career
"Woo, Lord!" exclaims Spike Lee, when I ask him about working with Sharlto Copley, South Africa's on-the-rise star who plays the...
Mike Tyson to hit TV screens
Mike Tyson to hit TV screens
Only this time the punches he's throwing are verbal. The former heavyweight champion is teaming with director Spike Lee to bring Tyson's...
Django: Racist, or just sexist?
Django: Racist, or just sexist?
About six months before the release of Django Unchained, the actress Kerry Washington and her producer went to New Orleans to present...
Opinion: Fiction, representation and 'Django'
Opinion: Fiction, representation and 'Django'
I think it does, somewhat. Maybe there is validity in the school of thought that sees this film as yet another example of trivialising of the...
Spike Lee: 'We're not on a plantation, Clint'
Spike Lee: 'We're not on a plantation, Clint'
The acrimonious feud between two of Hollywood's best-known film directors reached a new level of name-calling and accusation at the weekend as...
Actor Snipes gets three years in prison for tax evasion
Actor Snipes gets three years in prison for tax evasion
A United States federal judge has sentenced Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes to three years in prison for failing to file tax returns from 1999 to...
Oprah 'shaken' by school sex claims
Oprah 'shaken' by school sex claims
United States television magnate Oprah Winfrey said on Monday that abuse charges at her all-girl academy in Johannesburg was one of the most...
Winfrey meets family of first child to complain of abuse
Winfrey meets family of first child to complain of abuse
Oprah Winfrey has met with the family of the first pupil to complain of abuse at her elite school for disadvantaged South African girls, and...
Ex-matron at Oprah school out on bail
Ex-matron at Oprah school out on bail
A former dormitory employee at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg was released on R3 000 bail by the Sebokeng...

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