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Spike Lee connects past to urgent present in ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Spike Lee films can be guilty of feeling didactic, but the material suits the message — and the director’s passion — in “BlacKkKlansman,” a fiery, wild true story infused by an overt cautionary warning that the past could be prologue. Tense, provocative and entertaining, it’s not clear how well the movie will age, but Lee’s latest joint feels tailor-made for the current moment.

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