Bamboozled ★★★★

deeply disturbing, one of the most viscerally angry films i've ever seen. even from a well-established director like spike lee it's amazing that a major studio put this out. the early DV cinematography purposefully obscures the style and flair of previous spike lee projects, leaving you to only focus on what's being said. and what's being said becomes gradually more soul-shaking as the film progresses, illuminating the horrendous history of representation of black people in the media and the way in which this echoes and manifests itself more insidiously in today's entertainment. bitingly satirical but unsettling enough that it's very difficult to laugh at.

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