The reel world of moviemaker Spike Lee knows no boundaries. For more than 35 years, he has shaped every type of film into a comment on its time and the conditions of our world. No matter the prompt, Lee uses his stories to capture the essence of human behavior and show us the lasting impact that behavior can create.
The director’s latest movie - “Da 5 Bloods” - reminds us why watching his films so completely satisfies. Lee transforms what could have been an interesting, if potentially synthetic, tale of veterans returning to a scene of battle into a meaningful study on the impact of war. And he helps us absorb the lasting scars from unfinished business on a battlefield in Vietnam that haunt the lives of Black men once trapped in deadly confrontation.