In 1989, Spike Lee came out with Do The Right Thing ($8) starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro and Spike Lee as Mookie. It’s a perfect example of what happens when you take the hottest day in the year in Brooklyn, in the Bedford Stuyvesant section, and mix it into the heated tempers and the bigotries that are faced every day. Do the Right Thing is a dramatic representation of what happens when bigotry and hate goes too far and erupts into violence. This is one of Spike’s best movies and still worthy of a look due to its message and cinematography.
Unless you’ve actually been to war, it’s hard to understand what the people who’ve fought and war go through. However, Full Metal Jacket ($5) by Stanley Kubrick does a good job of portraying a day in the life of a soldier. Starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Erney, and Vincent D’Onofrio, full metal jacket is about […]