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Old February 28 2012, 06:20 PM   #304
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

20. X-Men: First Class (A)
21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)

Spike Lee's 1989 breakout film is a still-controversial look at race relations in the 1980s. I found it a very odd film, both stylistically (it opens with what is basically a music video, for instance, and this is about the opposite approach to how you'd expect this sort of story to be filmed), and in terms of many aspects of the story. Thought-provoking, certainly (though I think Lee's comments about white audiences overlooking the death of Radio Raheem and being more concerned about the store ignores the way depicting somebody as a jerk onscreen affects how much we care about what happens to them; it's part of the language of cinema).

Also, watching this made me realize that I really don't like John Turturro. I don't think he's a good actor.

Cinema: 5
Home Video: 14
Computer: 2
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