I finally got to see BlacKkKlansman yesterday and I was not disappointed.
There’s always a huge sigh of relief after seeing one of Adam’s new films.
I can’t imagine giving him a bad review.
In this case however, he’s getting a rave review.
John David Washington is definitely a chip off the old block.
Denzel’s son delivers a wonderful performance as Ron Stallworth.
The film is brilliant.
Spike Lee has managed to take an unbelievable story and turned it into a pretty hard hitting film with all the social and political relevance of it’s day back in the 70’s and rammed home the fact that it is all still sadly relevant today.
Spike has managed to take, what is sometimes uncomfortable viewing, and turned it into a serious look at the issues involved and spattered it with just the right amount of humour.
You have to admit, Black man infiltrates Ku Klux Klan, is an unbelievable film pitch right?
Just when you think the film has finished, Spike delivers an ending that leaves the audience completely shocked into silence.
Another Spike Lee masterpiece.
Am I smelling Oscars?
Yes, yes I am.
This film has the potential to get nominations for best film, director, adapted screenplay, costume design, makeup, actor and supporting actor.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Right, decision made.
I’m in the middle of annual leave.
The aim was to complete a presentation, which I have done.
I now have to actually present it on Tuesday morning.
The plan from there was to start the next presentation and take a look at 2 essays.
Well…… I tried….. I really did.
It’s just not happening.
I looked at the next presentation all day yesterday and I just can’t wrap my head around it right this second.
I have decided to actually have a couple of days off.
No University work.
I’m going to clear my head and take a fresh look at it on Sunday.
Today was payday.
Not that it lasted very long.
I’ve paid bills, stashed money into savings pots and covered the direct debits for the month.
Now it’s time for a breather.
I have a bit of a shop to do and when Ian has finished work for the day, we’re heading over to MK to watch BlacKkKlansman and go out for dinner.
The butterflies have started already.
It always happens when I’m going to see one of Adam’s new films.
He looks particularly lush in this one from the photo’s I’ve seen so far.
If the film is a disappointment I may just cry.
Although it’s a Spike Lee film and the trailers and clips I’ve seen so far are very promising.
It’s also an incredible story!
Don’t know how I will stomach Adam in Klan robes but knowing he’s playing a character who’s undercover will help.
I’m also getting an Oscars vibe with this one. We’ll see.
I will endeavour to write a spoiler free review later.
Anyway, tomorrow we’re off to Coventry.
We haven’t been there since we left over 20 years ago!
The reason for the visit is so that Dharma can finally meet one of her online friends.
She face times her regularly and they chat at all hours.
We will be with her when she meets her friend and her Mother and when we are all suitably introduced, we’ll be letting them loose in Coventry centre for a few hours while me and Ian go for some lunch and have a nosey around the place.
Should be a nice day.
Then it will be back to Uni work on Sunday.
But for now, I’m just looking forward to today.
I am finishing this evening with a quick blog about Adam Driver and Cannes.
Like I’ve mentioned before, Adam has two films screening this year.
The first is the satirical comedy ‘Black Klansman’, a Spike Lee film based on a true story. It received rave reviews and it will be good to see if it wins a Palme D’or.
The second one is the much anticipated ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’.
This film is not in competition and will be closing the festival tomorrow.
It has taken Terry Gilliam almost 30 years to complete as it has been plagued with various production troubles and is currently fighting a legal battle as to who owns the rights.
That said, it’s actually looking quite likely that the ruling will go in Terry Gilliam’s direction.
And I couldn’t finish this without mentioning just how stunning Adam looked this year.
It’s interesting to note just how short his hair is at the moment considering he’s due to start filming Star Wars Episode 9 in July.
Could Supreme Leader Kylo Ren be getting a more clean cut makeover?
Only another 19 months until we find out!!!! (Quietly sobbing as I wrap things up and go to bed)
Next month sees the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France and I’m excited to say that my main man, Adam Driver, has not just one, but TWO films being premiered there.
One in Competition and one closing the festival.
The one in competition is Black Klansman directed by Spike Lee.
It tells the true story of Ron Stallworth who was an African-American police officer from Colorado, who actually managed to infiltrate a local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter! His story was revealed in a 2006 tell all book of the same name.
That’s as much as I know about it so far. I have no idea what part Adam will be playing.
I’m hoping he will be Ron’s white colleague who went to the meetings in Ron’s place as it wouldn’t feel right if Adam was playing an actual ‘hate filled’ moron.
Anyway, the second film is ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ directed by Terry Gilliam.
I’ve blogged about this one already and I’ve been waiting a LONG time for it to arrive.
It gets released in France on the same day but there is still no release date for the UK!!
With 2 films at Cannes, I’m hoping that Adam will be in attendance. It makes sense. The timing is just right. It leaves him a couple of months to promote both of these films and have a bit of ‘down’ time before he starts to film ‘Star Wars Episode 9’ in July.
His last attendance at Cannes gave us some beautiful photos.
I need more!! Roll on May.