Spike Lee's most beautifully preachy moments

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2. Brothers get reacquainted

Jungle Fever (1998)

Illustrating the struggle of black identity in a post-civil-rights world, Lee presents us with two character extremes: the hopeless yet pityingly lovable street addict, and the wealthy, successful yet socially misplaced professional. And just for sadistic fun, Lee drags the audience through the anomaly of wanting to laugh at the endlessly entertaining Samuel L. Jackson (along with his sidekick, a pre-Monsters Ball Halle Berry) while he blackmails his wealthy brother for crack money, threatening to beat and rob an old lady if he doesn't get what he wants.

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Landmark Mayan Theatre

110 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Film

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