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Do the Right Thing: Crash Course Film Criticism #6

Mainstream American films don’t often tackle race and racism head-on, and when they do, they often end up trying to find easy answers. Which makes films like Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing all the more powerful. It’s an intimate portrait of a Brooklyn neighborhood dealing with rising tensions on the hottest day of the year.