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Spike Lee
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Date of Birth: Mar 20, 1957

Country: USA

Biography: Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. Lee's movies have examined race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has won an Emmy Award and was nominated for two Academy Awards...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 68 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (46) | Actor (30) | Writer (17) | Creator (1)
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NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½ (2021)
Explore an epic chronicle of life, loss and survival in the city of New York over the twenty years since the September 11th attacks. (imdb)
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American Utopia (2020)
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. (imdb)
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Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
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Mrs. Noisy (2019)
A novelist and her noisy neighbor develop a feud that captures the attention of the social media outrage machine. (jfdb.jp)
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Pavarotti (2019)
A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. (imdb)
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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. (imdb)
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Pass Over (2018)
Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land. (imdb)
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She
The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee. (imdb)
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Rodney King (2017)
Rodney King (2017) - TV Special
Roger Guenveur Smith performs his one man show focusing on the life and times of Rodney King. (imdb)
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Michael Jackson
A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall. (imdb)
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Champs (2015)
A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring. (imdb)
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Chi-Raq (2015)
After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
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Mo
For 13-year-old baseball phenomenon, Mo'ne Davis, the best summer of her life is only the beginning. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo'ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. She embodies the spirit that drives an athlete to push further, work harder, and overcome challenges. Are you ready to listen to her open letter, America? (imdb)
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Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife (2014)
Katt Williams performs in front of a live audience at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Topics include the allure of California weed dispensaries; how America handles tragedies; getting rid of racism in 2014; his inspirations and his favorite TV show; homophobia and the first openly gay players in major sports; aggressive police tactics; being sent to a mental institution; and doctors and the problem with drug commercials. (HBO)
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Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (2014)
Taped May 7 at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the exclusive presentation features Carmichael's unique take on such topics as: poverty, wealth, crime, race, national tragedies, female empowerment and why talent is more important than morals. (imdb)
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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Human beings who are addicted to Blood. Funny, Sexy and Bloody. A new kind of love story (and not a remake of "Blacula"). (kickstarter.com)
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Oldboy (2013)
An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. (imdb)
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Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
Mike Tyson's one man broadway show 'Undisputed Truth'.
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
A boy from Atlanta lands in Brooklyn to spend the summer with his grandfather, who he's never seen before. (imdb)
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Bad 25 (2012)
Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal album, offering behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album and interviews with confidants, musicians, choreographers, and such music-world superstars as Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey. (tiff.net)
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Brooklyn Boheme (2011)
An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene beginning in the mid 1980s through the 1990s as told by writer, historian, and Brooklyn resident Nelson George. (Netflix)
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30 for 30 (2009)
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Kobe Doin
A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day of the 2008 NBA playoffs.
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (imdb)
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Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)
Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact. (imdb)
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Inside Man (2006)
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation
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Goodbye to the Normals (2006)
Goodbye to the Normals is a British short film, approximately 4 mins long, which follows a fictional story about a small boy running away from home. (eksisozluk.com)
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.
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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)
A chronological collage of Melvin Van Peebles, a beyond-Renaissance man. (Film Forum)
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All the Invisible Children (2005)
Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist. (imdb)
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Sucker Free City (2004)
In the streets of San Francisco, three young men are drawn into corruption as they struggle to survive: Nick, a young white man who uses his mail room job as an avenue to credit card fraud; K-Luv, a serious-minded black youth who becomes involved with gangs; and Lincoln, a rising star in the Chinese mafia.
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Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove (2004)
A short biography on the life of British actor Peter Sellers, often hailed as the greatest comic actor of all time. Included are clips from his early days in British television and rare footage of him performing on the popular radio series "The Goon Show", which began his meteoric rise. Colleagues, fellow actors and several directors who worked with him are interviewed.
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Five Directors on
Though clocking in at less than 18 minutes, FIVE DIRECTORS provides some information that may help the viewer appreciate aspects of director Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 classic docudrama, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. (imdb)
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She Hate Me (2004)
When biotech executive Jack Armstrong (Mackie) gets fired and branded a whistle-blower, his desperation to make a living and the suggestion of a former girlfriend lead him into the baby-making business. Between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
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25th Hour (2002)
The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. (imdb)
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Jim Brown: All American (2002)
Spike Lee directs this moving portrait of a complicated, charismatic man, one who has spent his life in the spotlight, first making football history as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and later as the star of numerous Hollywood features, where he pioneered a new kind of African-American hero. (Film Forum)
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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
Seven internationally respected filmmakers offer different perspectives on time and fate -- some witty, some somber -- in this omnibus film, with the stories linked by performances from jazz great Hugh Masekela.
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The Miles Davis Story (2001)
A review of the life and work of Miles Davis as told by those who knew and worked with him. (imdb)
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A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
Huey P. Newton, activist and poet, tells his life story in vibrant monologue in the center of a caged-off roundabout at a dark, rundown theater. Based on Smith's stage play/one-man-show.
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Come Rain or Come Shine (2001)
A short film Spike Lee directed for the TV special "A Concert for New York City".
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Bamboozled (2000)
An african-american TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
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The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
February 26 and 27, 2000, the Original Kings of Comedy play Charlotte, NC. The themes are Blacks and Whites, men and women, old-school and hip-hop. Steve Harvey emcees, celebrates '70s music and lyrics of love, and pokes at folks in the front row. D.L. Hughley mines racial differences and talks about his marriage. Cedric the Entertainer riffs on a Black president and on being grown up... (imdb)
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Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
This mockumentary is a roller coaster ride through the rose-tinted glasses of an aspiring actress's dreams and dramas. (First Look Pictures)
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Summer of Sam (1999)
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. (imdb)
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Freak (1998)
Freak (1998) - TV Special
John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and Lee Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God. (imdb)
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He Got Game (1998)
Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother. (imdb)
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The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money (1998)
A look at the line between art and commerce. Hosted by Dennis Hopper
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4 Little Girls (1997)
This film recounts the people and events leading up to the one of the most despicable hate-crimes during the height of the civil-rights movement, the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In that attack, four little African-American girls lost their lives and a nation was simultaneously revolted, angered and galvanized to push the fight for equality and justice on. (imdb)
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Get on the Bus (1996)
Get on the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. (imdb)
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When We Were Kings (1996)
An unforgettable account of the "Rumble in the Jungle," this Oscar-winning film captures all the magic of Muhammad Ali at the peak of his triumphant career. (Universal)
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Girl 6 (1996)
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator... (imdb)
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Clockers (1995)
Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer... (imdb)
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Lumière et compagnie (1995)
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic. (imdb)
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Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers. (imdb)
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Crooklyn (1994)
From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn. (imdb)
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Drop Squad (1994)
Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. (imdb)
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The Last Party (1993)
Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992.
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Malcolm X (1992)
Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. (imdb)
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Farewell, Babylon! (1992)
A narration of Fernando Arrabal's 1969 novel of the same title. While the name suggests little, what you see in the film might be better titled as Mondo Arrabal. As you obliquely dive into the world of Arrabal through the meanderings of Leila Fischer through the streets of New York, there seems to be little congruence between what she does and the narration.
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Jungle Fever (1991)
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. (imdb)
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Mo
Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet. (imdb)
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action.
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School Daze (1988)
In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent. (imdb)
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She
Story of a woman and her three lovers. (imdb)
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Joe
Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his "investor", Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and business is slow. (imdb)
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Great Performances (1971)
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