While other directors edited out the twin towers from movies at the time, Spike Lee worked the tragedy into a story originally about other things.
After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.
The filmmaker edited his documentary after critics said it provided a platform for discredited theories purporting that the towers had been secretly blown up.
An episode of the eight-hour documentary series has drawn criticism for giving a platform to people who have long peddled debunked claims about what caused the towers to collapse.
The filmmaker’s epic new documentary series, “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½,” is an alternately mournful and irreverent tribute to New York.
Forget comfort clothing. Seriously, forget it. The year of the nontraveling sweatpants has come to an end.
The glamorous film festival can also be arduous, but here’s how Lee and his fellow Cannes jurors are staying alert.
The opening-night ceremony included a five-minute standing ovation for the Adam Driver-Marion Cotillard musical “Annette.”
This surprising team has recaptured a touch of Linsanity.
A powerful — and revealing — aspect of the Derek Chauvin trial was the community it created out of strangers.
Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, a diverse roster of artists won awards, though Anthony Hopkins’s win over Chadwick Boseman as best actor surprised many.
The director of “Da 5 Bloods” talks about why his old movies still resonate, whether an awards snub even matters and how it’s not his job to end racism.
As the team president for the past year, Rose has let the Knicks’ on-court flickers of progress do most of his talking.
Over all, Black-led dramas were snubbed. Among the surprise inclusions were Jared Leto for “The Little Things” and Kate Hudson for Sia’s “Music.”
Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.
With fan attendance most likely limited, if not in doubt, for next season, our former columnist reflects on what could be lost from courtside observers.
The creative forces behind the new movie “American Utopia” were in search of a sense of connection and community even before the pandemic.
Spike Lee joins forces with David Byrne for a joyous concert movie that rocks and delights, sending you high and then higher.
There are few big-budget contenders and the ceremony may be reduced, but the list of nominees could be more diverse than ever.
The Tony-nominated actor, 70, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning.
This year’s edition of the Lincoln Center staple is going virtual and to the Bronx — but there is still plenty to watch.
The company didn’t set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it’s the envy of its rivals.
Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.
How lessons from the director’s films prepared one moviegoer for a terrifying encounter with the police.
Spike Lee’s movie is filled with references to movies and Vietnam-era events. We explain who’s who and what’s what.
The actor says he had to “get my head around” the Vietnam vet character he plays in the Spike Lee drama. He also explains why he’s leaving “The Good Fight.”
Spike Lee’s new joint is an anguished, funny, violent argument with and about American history, with an unforgettable performance from Delroy Lindo at its heart.
Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.
From “Do the Right Thing” to “Inside Man,” here is a starter guide to an imposing and eclectic body of work.
Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.
The class of 2020 has no idea what the future holds — and neither do we. Here’s a look back at some icons starting on their paths to renown.
With his new film, the peerless American filmmaker — self-isolating and reflective in New York — unsettles past and present conflicts.
Before they tried their hands at TV, they had already developed signature styles as film directors. These are the best of the series currently streaming.
Gather at the cool-out corner and speak your mind about Spike Lee’s 1989 portrait of a neighborhood — and country — on the boil.