Message Movies: Liking Films Despite Their Perspectives

You’ve got to admit that CURNBLOG’s readers have a deep memory. Witness a comment posted by “Carlos” in response to my recent article on the movie The Promise (2016) and a statement I made in it that said this: I don’t usually urge cinephiles to run after movies with messages for altruistic purposes, as I,…

By Simon Hardy Butler

First Encounters with a Spike Lee Joint

The first time I laid eyes on a Spike Lee Joint was by marvellous chance, and I haven’t looked back since. I was a young movie lover, not particularly well versed in the film canon when I finally saw Lee’s critically acclaimed Do the Right Thing (1989). My mind was completely blown, and to this…

By Kaja Box