September 10, 2018
Issue 10 2018
Film Review

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

5/5 stars

Hands down the best film I have seen all year. I’m predicting it will remain that way too.

BlacKkKlansman was a great mix of comedy (with plenty of Trump jokes thrown in) but also had a note of seriousness because of the sobering civil rights content that is still affecting people to this day. The scariest part is that it is based on a true story. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first black police officer in Colorado Springs. He stumbles upon an ad for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the local newspaper and decides to call them. Therein begins an undercover investigation of the KKK in which white cop Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) is the face of Ron Stallworth and the black cop is the ‘real’ one behind the phone.

The music and sound editing was great, awesome cinematography and perfect style, it was a banger of a film. It was super comedic with a lot of hilarious political wisecracks that were smart, rather than appealing to the lowest common denominator. Also, every single character was played out perfectly on screen, from the two Ron Stallworths through to the indignantly racist white cops to KKK villain Water Breachway (Ryan Eggold). I highly recommend this film to everyone and hope to see it featured in the next round of awards season. It deserves them all.