AltWeeklies Wire

Spike Lee: The Gambit Interviewnew

Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee was in New Orleans for the premiere of his new documentary, If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Gambit caught up with Lee before the screening.
Gambit  |  Matt Davis  |  08-24-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Spike Lee's latest New Orleans doc premieres on HBOnew

The American media tends to take a pit-bull approach to news. It grabs on, digs its teeth in, and then tosses the lifeless carcass to the wind when the sensation has run its course. Follow-through is not always the media's forte. Thank goodness, then, for documentary filmmakers who make sustained and methodical reportage their strong suit.
Charleston City Paper  |  Felicia Feaster  |  08-23-2010  |  Reviews

'Miracle at St. Anna' is a Miserable Messnew

Aside from one great scene, this Spike Lee wannabe epic disappoints in every way.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  10-09-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee Remembers Balck Braverynew

Lee has been fighting World War II long before the release of his latest film, Miracle at St. Anna. His campaign began with a salvo at Clint Eastwood for excluding black faces from Flags of Our Fathers and perpetuating the assumption that blacks contributed little to the U.S. victory.
Shepherd Express  |  David Luhrssen  |  10-03-2008  |  Reviews

Battle Fatigue Settles in on Spike Lee's WWII Epicnew

So why is his new film such an interminable, unfocused, ridiculous mess?
The Memphis Flyer  |  Addison Engelking  |  10-03-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee Goes to Warnew

In Miracle at St. Anna, he gets in touch with his inner Spielberg.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  09-26-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee’s Rivalry with Spielberg Continues with an All-black WWII Infantrynew

As another example of Lee settling scores, it ruins its own premise by attempting to out-do Saving Private Ryan.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee Harangues the Audience in the Heavy-Handed 'Miracle at St. Anna'new

Even though I was steeled for a tetchy lecture on America's sad legacy of racism, this movie's sledgehammer didacticism fairly pounded me out of my seat.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Mike D'Angelo  |  09-25-2008  |  Reviews

Movie Buzz: Spike Lee Sounds Off

Spike Lee schools Clint Eastwood in World War II history in Miracle at St. Anna, Richard Gere teams up with Diane Lane for mature romance in Nights in Rodanthe, and Shia LaBeouf is framed as a terrorist in Eagle Eye.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-22-2008  |  Movies

'Miracle at St. Anna' Shows War Isn't the Genre for Spike Lee

Spike Lee boxes outside of his directorial weight-class with a war story bogged down by ham-handed smacks of magical realism and over-pronounced examples of racial prejudice.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-22-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee Tries is His Hand at War in 'Miracle at St. Anna'

Lee boxes outside of his directorial weight-class with a war story bogged down with ham-handed smacks of magical realism and over-pronounced examples of racial prejudice.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-11-2008  |  Reviews

Spike Lee versus Clint Eastwoodnew

Lee was off base in giving the impression that Eastwood's body of work is racist. That is simply not the case. Lee was correct, however, in pointing out that Eastwood's omission in Flags of Our Fathers only reinforces the idea that black contributions to America's struggle in World War II were minimal.
Shepherd Express  |  Richard G. Carter  |  06-27-2008  |  Movies

Watery Gravenew

Lee's profound, troubling document of a disaster illuminates deep, horrible undercurrents in American life.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  08-17-2006  |  Reviews

Spike Lee's Reality TVnew

When the Levees Broke brings Katrina's devastation into clear and timely focus.
The Village Voice  |  Larry Blumenfeld  |  08-16-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Too Self-Importantnew

Viewers who cut their teeth on Dog Day Afternoon are most likely to look charitably on Spike Lee's latest.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  03-30-2006  |  Reviews

Narrow Search


Hot Topics

Narrow by Date

  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 30 Days
  • Select a Date Range