Tag: Spike Lee

Chi-Raq: Film Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric Spike Lee's adaptation of of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes manages to avoid the usual pitfalls of play to screen adaptations. Chi-Raq is a play on words coined by Chicagoans, based on a statistic showing that more Americans have died from gun violence in ...

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Berlin Film Festival: Chi-Raq – Review

Reviewed by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada Spike Lee's latest, the hip-hop musical Chi-Raq, re-interprets the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes: Lystistrata is a beautiful woman who helps end a war by convincing every woman in town to go on a sex-strike until the men stop battling and sign a peace ...