I <3 Spike Lee, so it pains me to say DA 5 BLOODS is not quite the message joint he was hoping for. As the film leads wander around countless jungle sequences that don’t propel the story forward, I found my mind equally wandering away from the screen. So is it still worth it? Sure. Spike is still the most prolific director working today with films that have never felt more timely. This joint just doesn’t soar to the heights of his last one, BLACKKKLANSMAN. Here are “Da Top 5” good things about the flick: The historical footage of African-American heroes weaved into the narrative is masterfully done Delroy Lindo’s maddening APOCALYPSE NOW like performance is Oscar worthy Terrance Blanchard’s haunting score mixed with Marvin Gaye is literally music to the audience’s ears The amount of fun the 5 leads are having makes their friendship on screen all the more believable Isiah Whitlock Jr when he finally says, “sheeeitttttt”” It is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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