Mo’ Better Blues

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Spike Lee’s knockout ode to music, love and blazing artistry showcases a magnetic performance from Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington.

“Tight, suspenseful, funny and packed with great music.” – Charles Shaar Murray, Empire

Talented, music-obsessed jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (Washington) is a New York City bandleader with a gambling-addicted manager (Spike Lee) and major female trouble involving his two girlfriends, Indigo (Joie Lee) and Clarke (Cynda Williams) – but his single-minded narcissism keeps Bleek from realizing he’s headed for ruin, both artistically and romantically.  Lee neatly subverts the usual “tortured artist” clichés in this bracing musical drama, loaded with stunning visual flourishes and featuring a killer score by the director’s own jazzman father, Bill Lee.  Also starring Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson and John Turturro. (Dir. by Spike Lee, 1990, USA, 130 mins., Rated R)