I don’t know if there are words to explain Chi-Raq. I mean… what?
Spike Lee’s new project is a more-or-less musical. It’s a modern day telling of Aristophanes’ (yes, really) comic drama Lysistrata (yes, really) narrated in verse (“In the style of his time/Aristophanes made that shit rhyme!” – yes, really) by Samuel L Jackson. Oh boy.
It’s a whole bunch of fun. The leads are all played excellently – Nick Cannon is an utterly convincing gang-leader and rapper and Teyonah Parris is if anything even better. It’s in turns serious and silly, moving and melodramatic.
Vocation Heart and Soul. Another great beer from Vocation. The Hyde Park Picture House has a decent beer selection!