Colorblind: 'BlacKkKlansman' finds director Spike Lee back on top of his game

John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, a Focus Features release. (Photo: David Lee / Focus Features)

BlacKkKlansman
4 out of 5 Stars
Director
: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Ron Stallworth (book)
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rated: R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references

Synopsis: Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American, takes a job as a police officer in a rural Colorado town. Faced with racism from his fellow police, Stallworth looks to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan to root out prejudice and expose its membership.

Review: “BlaKkKlansman” starts off with a ridiculous idea, a black man joining the KKK, that makes for the perfect foundation of an absurdist comedy about racism, hypocrisy and corruption. It’s a story that is too on point to possibly be true.

Ron Stallworth is a real person and his story is utterly insane.