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Having seen Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer (2012) in its entirety I can finally identify three major flaws that comment upon the general decline in the dramatic quality and commercial impact of Spike Lee’s narrative films in recent years.   It is highly recommended that you view the film Red Hook Summer before reading this article as it forms the basis of this discussion.  Red Hook Summer can be described as a “coming of age” story about a 12 year old boy that goes by the name of Flik (Jules Brown) who is taken by his mother from Atlanta to live for a summer with his Bible thumping Grandfather Bishop Enoch (Clarke Peters) in the Red Hook housing project of »

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