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BlacKkKlansman
Produced by Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks
  Directed by Spike Lee
Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Spike Lee 
Distributed by Focus Features 

Crazy Rich Asians
Produced and distributed by Warner Brothers 
Directed by John M. Chu
Screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim from Kevin Kwan’s novel 

Mission: Impossible—Fallout
Produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures 
Directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie 

Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, is an adaptation of Ron Stallworth’s memoir of his experiences as Colorado Springs’ first black policeman in 1972.  As you might imagine his tenure was not without its trials.  At first Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel’s son) is relegated to the records department, where he’s treated so shabbily by his fellow officers he decides to get uppity.  He asks to become an undercover detective.  Unexpectedly, his white precinct captain grants him his wish.  His first assignment is to attend a black student-union rally at which Stokely Carmichael gives an incendiary speech calling upon the students to arm themselves for the coming race war.  Stallworth reports to his captain that Carmichael...

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