Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is many films, all at once. It’s a serious drama about racial issues. It’s a thrilling undercover cop movie. It’s a disturbing comedy about white supremacy. It’s a horror story about white supremacy. It’s a complex dialogue about propagandist cinema. And most importantly… it’s fantastic.
BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as Detective Ron Stallworth, the first black policeman in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1979, Stallworth begins an undercover operation into the white supremacist organization called The Ku Klux Klan, in which he impersonates a racist white man over the phone. His infiltration is so successful he even gets the Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), on the phone for a chit-chat. When he needs to appear in person, Stallworth enlists his fellow officer, Detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), to take on the persona.
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