MY PEOPLE, MY PEOPLE, WHAT CAN I SAY; SAY WHAT I CAN. I SAW IT BUT DIDN'T BELIEVE IT; I DIDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I SAW. ARE WE GONNA LIVE TOGETHER? TOGETHER ARE WE GONNA LIVE? Honoring today's release of Red Hook Summer, starring Cool Lester Smooth, Grierson and Leitch rank Spike Lee's 22 movies, and with Jungle Fever and He Got Game falling below the median it reminds one just how amazing (if uneven) Lee's career has been. (I still want to see the James Brown movie he wants to make.) Meanwhile, Slate hypothesizes that the quality of a Spike Lee joint is directly proportional to the average temperature depicted in the movie.
If you have not read Leitch's recent interview with Lee, read Leitch's recent interview with Lee.