Tag: Analysis

A Spike Lee Joint: She’s Gotta Have It [1986]

A subject matter like polyamory would need to be delicately scrutinised, unpacked, and presented if a film wished to present its virtues and possible utility. She’s Gotta Have It seems to do the opposite, making polyamory seem like a conflicted mess that pits those in the relationship against each other.

A Spike Lee Joint: Summer of Sam [1999]

What makes Lee one of the great American filmmakers of the ‘90s is that, very much like Martin Scorsese, he had a firm directorial handle on each and every aspect of the (rather wild) filmmaking. This master director of style, story, and substance continued with his incredibly probing and incredibly entertaining examinations on specific New York cultures within a specific time, getting the most out of the individuals that resided in these colourful settings.

Of Evil Men and Great Artists.

Art is the only thing that can help an evil man being something else. When a good actor plays something on stage or screen, he becomes the character. When a director makes a great film, he becomes a great storyteller. Art gives them that privilege. To have that privilege, one needs to have talent, which is a must. But being a good person, unfortunately, is not a mandatory requirement here.