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Violence, love and never-ending wars collide in Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” is the most violent anti-violence film imaginable. The emotionally draining, 156-minute epic works because of this dichotomy: the Bloods, who preach the words of the peace-loving Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., kill with frightening ease and zero hesitation. It’s this contrast that makes “Da 5 Bloods” gripping, thought-provoking and, in typical Spike Lee fashion, scarily relevant.
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