Spike Lee’s biopic of the civil rights firebrand was a gripping, unforgettable cry of black rage and pain.
Spike Lee’s third film is a caustic, exuberant exploration of the politics of race in the ’80s, from colorism to the effectiveness of activism.
Spike Lee’s 1986 debut is a bold, if shaggy, milestone for the history of Black cinema.
For the month of March, we look back at the vibrant, confrontational, incisive work of one of American filmmaking’s most iconic figures.
Jonathan Demme’s final film is a flawed, fascinating time capsule into Obama-era politics.
Jonathan Demme’s personally curated soundtracks added color, style & iconic moments to some of his most famous films.
Jonathan Demme’s penultimate film is well-made and features excellent performances, but suffers in scope.
Demme’s 1986 screwball comedy is one of his most joyful and unexpectedly rebellious films.
With its lo-fi aesthetics and quietly chaotic presentation, Jonathan Demme’s 2008 drama never goes for the easy conflicts at hand.
Jonathan Demme’s remake of the 1962 classic is as notable for its look at political dehumanization as it is its modernization.
Jonathan Demme’s remake of Charade marks a low point in his career from casting and acting to pacing and direction.
Jonathan Demme directed Michelle Pfeiffer in a winning performance in a feminist take on screwball comedy.
Jonathan Demme hit an Oscar home run with a gripping thriller & iconic performances from Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster.
Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads doc is beautifully chaotic in construction, but most of it comes from David Byrne’s performance.
Jonathan Demme’s sleazy but interesting feature debut tried to put a new spin on the women in prison genre.
For the month of romance, we celebrate the birthday of the late great Jonathan Demme, whose filmmaking was as eclectic as it was empathetic.
A rare misfire in his filmography, Jim Jarmusch’s horror-comedy is an inconsistent mess that’s neither scary or funny.
Jim Jarmusch’s most gentle, sentimental film finds the lyrical beauty in an everyday working class life.