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Spike Lee's controversial and critically acclaimed film about racism and intolerance in Brooklyn, NY

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  • Jul 6, 2010
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review by . March 21, 2012
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**** out of ****    It's the hottest day of the summer in an all-black neighborhood somewhere in Brooklyn. Residents search for beer in a blazing wasteland of heat, while others simply unscrew the fire hydrant and let the cold goodness flow out into the streets like uncontrollable rapids. In the middle of it all, the neighborhood shops have opened come morning; and both their employees and their respective owners have returned yet again for another hard day on the job, this one …
review by . March 18, 2009
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"Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in the way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing… then it will be done, but not until then." -Spike Lee, in an interview taken from Roger Ebert's Home Movie Companion of 1990   …
review by . October 13, 2009
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Pros: Well, it entertains     Cons: I can't help feeling Spike Lee got a free pass despite rabid stereotyping.     The Bottom Line: Yes, I am an anti-PC libertarian, to answer your question.     So I recently saw Spike Lee's most revered movie, Do the Right Thing, for the first time. I have formed an opinion on it.    The opinion I have formed is not a politically correct one. Are you still interested in it?    Are …
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