MEDIA APPEARANCE: David Ehrlich's IndieWire Critics Survey on August 6, 2018
Notable and notorious IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich recently put out a social media call for film critic peers to join a weekly survey to discuss movie topics, answer questions, and highlight their work. Representing Every Movie Has a Lesson, I, along with over 60 other emerging and established film critics including some of my fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle members, accepted the invitation to participate. I'm honored by the opportunity, and I hope my responses are chosen each week.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What is the greatest Spike Lee movie ever made?
On the heels of the national release of Spike Lee's latest film BlacKkKlansman, the question was asked to name the director's best film. The responses have been grouped alphabetically by film title, from the numerical 4 Little Girls to Red Hook Summer. You won't have to go far down page 1 to find me contributing to the voted support for 2002's 25th Hour. For those of you who follow my page's annual 9/11 retrospective, that film has always had high acclaim with me. Second place and third place on my Spike Lee list would be Malcolm X and He Got Game.