By Thomas Hobbs
From Birds of Prey’s intoxicating mix of rap and pop music to Tamar-kali’s atmospheric Shirley score.
Our favourite new releases from this year, featuring Spike Lee, Chloé Zhao, Josephine Decker and more.
Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s celebrated concert shows a pop master at the peak of his powers.
The songwriting team behind Passing Strange is also on board for the director’s take on Pfizer’s wonder drug.
A.I., American Psycho and Bamboozled all make the final part of our list – but what will come out on top?
Spike Lee’s film of David Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway performance is a transcendent cinematic experience.
By Leila Latif
Spike Lee tackles black trauma, white saviourism and the ingloriousness of war in this searing Vietnam epic.
By Erik Nielsen
Dismissed by critics at the time, this sometimes ridiculous corporate satire from 2004 has lost none of its bite.
His heist thriller follows a crew of black veterans in search of treasure left behind years earlier.
Brooklyn’s finest will head up the competition jury when the festival returns for its 73rd edition.
Spike Lee’s magnum opus tells the story of a tense, sweltering summer day in Brooklyn, New York.
A serial killer and sweltering heat make for a lethal cocktail in the director’s underrated 1999 film.
Lucy Hale and Lucas Till are the first actors attached to Son of the South.
Our annual countdown of the movies that made the biggest impression on us this year, from Hereditary to The House That Jack Built.
Like Do the Right Thing and Bamboozled before it, Spike Lee’s film is a wake up call to white America.
By Tom Bond
In BlacKkKlansman, the director dramatises real-life events in order to make his point.
BlacKkKlansman is the latest ‘Spike Lee Joint’ to feature a powerful, thought-provoking epilogue.