Same Kind of Different as Me
It can be hard to disagree with the heart and events of this true tale, except for when the movie reveals itself to be mighty…
The latest edition of Scout Tafoya’s “The Unloved” video essay series celebrates Spike Lee's “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Lee's 2014 film that comes from an era of reinvention along with 2012's "Red Hook Summer." Contextualizing Lee's radical erotic vampire tale within a polarizing filmography, Tafoya defines "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" as "an intoxicating, percussive love poem shines a bright light on things Lee loves most and by which he is obsessed." Tafoya makes the case that with films like "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," Lee "will probably never find full acceptance here, no matter how brilliant and idiosyncratic his work has been." "Maybe someday," Tafoya concludes, "we'll look back at this period of rebirth, and see how good we had it and what we let get away."
A special edition of Thumbnails detailing the recent sexual harassment cases in the entertainment and tech industries...
A column on the lack of diversity in this year's potential Oscar nominees.
A Great Movie is hidden somewhere within "Blade Runner" and "Blade Runner 2049."
No character in “Blade Runner 2049” is more relatably human than Luv.