Mo' Better Blues

Mo’ Better Blues

This film is all over the place and I love it. The themes of Lee’s film – love & lust, art & ambition & identity, and of course race – at conflict with each other, distinct from anything classical Hollywood could ever have produced. How does one critique something that has little interest in convention? Perhaps it is an attempt to create a new cinema – a black cinema – that has much in common with the breakaway New Wave of 1960s Europe. And Jazz.

Mostly, I’m taken aback by fantastic filmmaking like this: