Do the Right Thing (1989)

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Do the Right Thing takes place in a neighborhood in Brooklyn on one of the hottest days in the summer. Mookie (Spike Lee) works for Sal’s Pizza and we follow him through his interactions he has with those around him. (Disclaimer: there will be spoilers below).

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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BlacKkKlansman surrounds Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) as he becomes the first black cop in Colorado Springs. He starts investigating the KKK after seeing an ad in a newspaper. Though he talks to them on the phone, Flip (Adam Driver), is a white cop that meets in the KKK in person. Both cops, whose nationalities the KKK are vehemently against, must play the part of white supremacist to investigate deeper into what the KKK are capable of.

Spike Lee does a great job with this film, though you should have already got from the title, it’s very political. It not only captures the attitudes and political sphere of the 70s but it also reflects modern day. Specifically, it calls out the current President of the United States.

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