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Episode #107 — Mo’ Better Blues

Mo Better Blues podcast review

How do you follow up Do the Right Thing? Making your first of many collaborations with Denzel Washington isn’t a bad idea. Mo’ Better Blues reunites Spike Lee with a lot of the Do the Right Thing actors but puts them all in a new vibrant environment. It is the story of a selfish trumpet player trying to be the best of his profession while also juggling the girls he’s cheating on. It’s an examination on what it takes to be a great artist as well as a look at what it takes to control your own fate. Also it’s a movie with awesome music in it.

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Episode #106 — Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing podcast review

It’s August! It’s hot! Not as hot as it was on this one street in Brooklyn in 1989. Do the Right Thing is powerful film about the lives of those on the street from the old man looking for enough money to buy his favorite beer, to boom box carrying man of morality to the Italian pizza owners. Spike Lee crafts an incredible story full of humor, warmth and one of the greatest on-screen discussions of race in America. If you haven’t seen it you….well….need to do the right thing.

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