Lil bibby reviews spike lee's chi-raq i: ' don't think he really understands the midset the chicago rapper explains what the new movie gets right and wrong about his city. The tomatometer rating - based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics - is a trusted measurement of movie and tv programming quality for millions of moviegoers. In the end, chi-raq is a positive movie that wants to jolt us into doing something about the very real emergency in chicago along the way, the execution of the narrative gets muddled, but there's no denying that this risk-taking film has a pulse.
Chi-raq starring nick cannon, teyonah parris, and wesley snipes, and directed by spike lee is reviewed by alonso duralde (thewrap and linoleum knife podcast. Spike lee's latest, chi-raq, is designed to provoke: women in chicago's south side go on a sex strike to curb gang violence, cribbing from lysistrata, aristophanes' comic account of the. Chi-raq is a melding of modern culture and ancient greek comedy now, disney's hercules ya'll have seen and loved that movie the muses that sing all the songs you love. 'chi-raq': film review 10:01 pm pst 11/22/2015 by the least you can say about chi-raq, huge cast of secondary and background figures and seldom-seen-in-movies locations provide a full.
Chi-raq is the leader of the purple-clad spartan gang, as well as a local hip-hop artist with big-time aspirations, and that combination of interests and talents is one of the movie's big. Chi-raq's use of star nick cannon's pray 4 my city against an agit-prop montage of statistics and song lyrics can't compete with its predecessor's exhilarating sound-image assault. Is spike lee's latest film as good as his older work cex buy, sell and exchange your phones, games, dvds, computing kit & gadgets you can also donate some or all of the value of the items you. Chi-raq is a modern-day musical satire about violence and guns and men and women and sex and power its title is a slang term coined by residents of chicago's violence-plagued south side, empowered by statistics showing that more americans have died from gunshots in the last twelve years than.
Spike lee has hit back at attacks from chicago musician chance the rapper over his controversial drama chi-raq in an extended interview with msnbc, the oscar winner addressed criticism from. Chi-raq's urgent j'accuse at gun and gangster culture bleeds with sorrow and boils with rage, but is also lit with solutions, if only people would wake the hell up and listen. Filmmaker spike lee is under fire from critics who say his new movie, chi-raq, trivializes chicago gang violence as the city reels from a rash of shootings.
Chi-raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient greek play lysistrata by aristophanes after the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by lysistrata organize against the on. For three decades spike lee has made films that shout against the imbalances and injustices inherent in being black in america he was doing it when very few others were, always passionately. At its heart, chi-raq is a critique of the hypermasculine posturing that props up so much gang violence—but it only examines what that means for men, not women.
That sort of bold stroke is all too emblematic of chi-raq: even when the movie's choices veer on misguided, its confrontational attitude strikes a nerve. Moviescom, the ultimate source for everything movies, is your destination for new movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets + more stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at moviescom.