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As a recent New York Times profile of Spike Lee demonstrated, the “Malcolm X” director does not lack confidence, whether he’s slamming Quentin Tarantino and “The Help”s’ Tate Taylor or noting that he knew he was going to be a talented filmmaker before he even landed in film school. It’s good he has a healthy ego, because his remake of the South Korean revenge film “Oldboy” is dividing critics, with many complaining that the blood-soaked tale is unworthy of his prodigious gifts. The film, which stars Josh Brolin as an alcoholic man who is imprisoned for two decades and framed for. »


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