May 26, 2016

Cinemascope: Chi-Raq

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2015.

Plot line: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

I like Spike Lee movies, and while I really liked this one, it took me a while to warm up to it. The entire movie is done in verse, and it is quite a different movie experience, though ultimately quite satisfying. I did not agree with all the messages in this one, but loved the exploration of themes we don't often see talked about in the movies.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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