Tom and Derrick team up with their Hip Hop Maestro, Kelen ‘B Hyphen’ Conley as they discuss one of Brooklyn’s favorite filmmaking sons, Spike Lee! Join the trio as they discuss a quintet of Spike’s films, from the seminal dramedy DO THE RIGHT THING to the utterly savage satire BAMBOOZLED and the controversial relationship dramas SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT and JUNGLE FEVER. Plus Tom and Kelen commiserate over the present fate of the Oakland Raiders, Derrick recognizes his co-host as The Blue-Eyed White Devil and Kelen tries to explain how he wouldn’t make out with Sasha Grey! It’s time to wake up, so get to clicking!
It’s the first segment of Director’s Court, where the Guys Outta Brooklyn put famous filmmakers before the court of public opinion and decide whether they’re still valid or funneling down the drain. This time up, it’s Quentin Tarantino who’s under the microscope. Tom and Derrick examine Tarantino’s use of cultural touchstones, whether some of his set pieces are homages or rip-offs, whether his frequent appearances have served to sour the public separate from the films themselves, and other outstanding issues revolving around the man who made being a film geek cool. Plus we review Inglourious Basterds, and make suggestions as to what Tarantino should pursue for future projects. It’ll get medieval on you ass, so get to clicking!