Spike Lee

 
Reading the psalm of Yeezy
Reading the psalm of Yeezy
'Sunday Service' is a sonic gathering led by Kanye West. The so-called services are a blend of gospel take on secular music as well as West’s...
'A Star Is Born' expected to win big at Golden Globes
'A Star Is Born' expected to win big at Golden Globes
Box office hit music romance "A Star Is Born" is the frontrunner going into Sunday's Golden Globes, the first Hollywood awards gala of the year...
The global messenger: ​Tebogo Malope
The global messenger: ​Tebogo Malope
Tebogo Malope’s interest in the visual medium began unconsciously in his tender years.
The character whisperer: Zandi Tisani
The character whisperer: Zandi Tisani
Zandi Tisani (31) remembers a pair of films stacked at the far end of her friend’s mother’s video collection —positioned, presumably, to...
Spike Lee revives Nola Darling in a TV joint that hits and misses
Spike Lee revives Nola Darling in a TV joint that hits and misses
There’s a scene in the first episode of She’s Gotta Have It — the 10-episode remake of the original Spike Lee film — in...
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...

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