Spike Lee is capable of making some of the most supple and moving cinema of our time, and also some of the least watchable drek. Witness Lee’s staggering fall from 2006’s astounding thriller Inside Man and passionate documentary When the Levees Broke, to this fall’s Miracle at St. Anna, a cringing disaster that makes one look back fondly on the likes of Windtalkers. It’s the sort of thing Lee’s done before, in a pattern that seems almost deliberate.
Miracle at St. Anna should be in theaters for a couple more weeks. You can read the full review at PopMatters.