Crooklyn (1994)

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Crooklyn: Directed by Spike Lee. With Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris. Spike Lee’s vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

“Although I wouldnu0026#39;t say this is a great Lee film, it is still very solid. There isnu0026#39;t a story as such, instead it is a love letter to childhood and family life in Brooklyn. Imagine Radio Days, including the sentimental streak.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe actors are great and this movie only goes to prove that Delroy Lindo is one of the best actors around. Zelda Harris as the young girl, Troy, is also brilliant. Alfre Woodard is the pivot of the film, around which most of the film revolves around – even if she has less than Troy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTonally the film doesnu0026#39;t quite click. Sometimes the original music is quite sour and does not fit with the images. Some scenes seem forced.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut the amazing soundtrack helps put things right.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEven though the film isnu0026#39;t perfect, it has a great soundtrack and a very unique take on things.”


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