2018 (UK), Drama/Crime, 2h 16m
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Jasper Paakkonen, Topher Grace & Alec Baldwin
It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
BlaKKKlansman is a well-crafted and through provoking dramatisation of real events and one of the more effective movies on racism in recent memory.
For the most part, this movie reflects upon the disturbingly vile mindset of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s – and it is absolutely gun-wrenching in parts.
It’s never subtle, but it is very entertaining and comes with a stupendous, lushly melodic score! In whole it feels like a flash from the past in the way it’s shot.
The final shots during the credits are so shocking it hurt – when the screen cut to black the entire audience stayed sat, shocked in silence for at least 30 seconds. You’ll be thinking about that ending for days.