Ep 85: Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee's Da 5 BloodsFor the first time, Nate and Ryan review a movie from this year, breaking our routine for the one and only Spike Lee and his 2020 film Da 5 Bloods streaming on Netflix. Nate and Ryan chose this movie before the heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman’s death, but as anyone who has watched Da 5 Bloods knows, his death puts his performance as Stormin’ Norman in a poignant new light.

As for Spike Lee’s filmmaking, few people deny the impressive scope of what he is seeking to accomplish with this movie, but not everyone agrees on whether he stuck the landing. Nate and Ryan take their best shot at discussing everything going on.

Have you seen Da 5 Bloods? What are your thoughts? Let us know!

Please read Odie Henderson’s review of Da 5 Bloods over on RogerEbert.com

Spike Lee and the Battlefield of American History (New York Times)

For more Spike Lee discussion from Nate and Ryan, check out our Do The Right Thing episode.