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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (Touchstone)

Spike Lee has made his mark delivering films that deal mostly with African Americans in contemporary urban settings. Beginning with She's Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing and continuing through Clockers and Malcolm X , those thematic concerns have been a constant. So the fact that his latest project is a World War II drama set in Italy and involving a miracle may be surprising. But Miracle at St. Anna (opening September 26 throughout San Diego) does provide the socially conscious filmmaker with an opportunity to highlight the Buffalo Soldiers and the contribution African American soldiers made to the fighting in World War II.

Francisco Mota from Mount Miguel High School
October 09, 2008 at 07:57 PM
I think that this movie would be very interesting to see, it looks more lke a powerful inner movie than just shoot them and blow everyone up, I believe that every time that someone makes a movie it should be more than just to mke it but to influence people to thnk to have feelings and to spark something in the brain to feel than just to become a comedy. I liked the way you summarized this film because you took time into showing what it means and telling people not to just expect blood and guts but to actually think and know what ight feel and how some people are repressed even if the repressors aren't doing it on person but to actually show that life isn't worth taking a granted for. I would like to see this movie once it comes out nice job on review...very interesting and you didn't get to into the movie in detail so we could still be in to the movie then just to expect what to happen.

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