After reading the book, the film remains a challenge: narratively, stylistically, temperamentally.
That lack of scope—and subject specificity—makes itself apparent in a small detail: McGowan’s failure to refer to Lee’s films as “joints” at any point, a label which all films but a few documentaries have carried.
The highly subjective task of compiling a list of the 10 best films of all time is nearly as daunting as the thought that plagues every film completist.
Throughout the film, Spike Lee has multiple characters try to take on the attributes of a race other than the one indicated by the color of their skin.
Here are the films with images that shifted around most in my mind throughout the aughts.