Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: Kevin Willmott

Da 5 Bloods (2020)*

Title: Da 5 Bloods
Rating: R
Directed by: Spike Lee
Written by: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Johnny Trí Nguyễn, Lê Y Lan, Nguyễn Ngọc
Lâm, Sandy Hương Phạm, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman

Release Date: 6/12/2020
Running Time: 154 minutes

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The story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.


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Dedication: In Grateful Acknowledgement of Paul Demeo (1953 – 2018)

Special thanks to Frank and Gabe for this submission


BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Title: BlacKkKlansman
Rating: R
Directed by: Spike Lee
Written by: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee
Based on the book by: Ron Stallworth
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Jaspar Pääkkönen, and Ashlie Atkinson
Release Date: 8/10/2018
Running Time: 135 minutes

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It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.


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Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Chi-Raq (2015)

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Title: Chi-Raq
Rating: R
Directed by: Spike Lee
Written by: Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Based on the play “Lysistrata” by: Aristophanes
Starring: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, David Patrick Kelly, D.B. Sweeney and Dave Chappelle
Release Date: 12/4/2015
Running Time: 118 minutes

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A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.


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