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MaryAnn’s quick take… Furious, funny, and deadly serious, this is an audacious, searing satire that swells into a raw, electrifying fantasy about how we might put aside savagery. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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A full year after it opened in the Us, Spike Lee’s latest film, the outraged and outrageous Chi-Raq, is finally opening in the UK. Yet after a summer of Black Lives Matter protests and racially charged politics on both sides of the Atlantic, it still feels entirely of the moment. In a Chicago so beset by violent death that it’s more like the ongoing war zone of Iraq than any city in the supposedly greatest country in the world should be, a child is caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout… and her death is the last »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Spike Lee and two of his production companies have been sued by the trustees of the pension and health plans of three below-the line Hollywood industry unions, which claim he failed to make $45,000 in pension and health contributions on behalf of workers on his 2008 film Miracle At St. Anna. The suit, filed today in federal court in New York, claims the director and his companies – Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks and Black Butterfly Productions – failed to make the… »
23 November 2016 10:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Filmmaker Spike Lee was hit with a lawsuit on Wednesday. In New York federal court, the directors of three union-industry plans claim he hasn't made sufficient health and pension contributions.
According to the complaint against Lee, Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks, and Black Butterfly Productions, an audit of the companies' books found nearly $45,000 in unpaid contributions for a period between September 2007 and March 2010. The lawsuit makes reference to Lee's 2008 film, Miracle at St. Anna.
The plaintiffs manage health and pension plans for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Studio Transportation »
- Eriq Gardner
3 items from 2016
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