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Roger Ebert Versus Spike Lee’s Other White Critics

Roger Ebert’s death prompted me to re-read his 1989 review of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing.  Ebert wrote the following of Lee’s most famous movie: It comes out of a weary urban cynicism that has settled down around us in recent years. The good feelings and many of the hopes of the 1960s have evaporated, and today it would no longer be accurate to make a movie about how the races in America are all going to love one another. I wish we could see such love, but instead we have deepening class divisions in which the middle classes Read more