Original Content podcast: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ provides a brutal look back at the Vietnam War

Original Content podcast: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ provides a brutal look back at the Vietnam War

“Da 5 Bloods,” the brand new Netflix movie co-written and directed by Spike Lee, tells the story of 4 Black veterans who return to Vietnam a long time after the struggle, looking for hidden gold and the physique of their long-dead squad chief.

The movie appears to straddle a number of genres, beginning out as a drama centered on the connection between the 4 older males — nevertheless it turns into extra of a western because it progresses, and their conversations are more and more punctuated by brutal violence.

Whatever the style, “Da 5 Bloods” is brazenly polemical — emphasizing the struggle’s lingering scars on each American veterans and Vietnam — and formally audacious. It mixes totally different visible kinds to gorgeous impact, whereas additionally casually demonstrating a superior different to the costly  de-aging results seen in final yr’s huge Netflix film “The Irishman.” And It’s all held collectively by Delroy Lindo’s magnificent efficiency as Paul, the “blood” who appears most affected by his recollections of the struggle.

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In addition to reviewing the movie, we use the free launch of HBO’s “Watchmen” this weekend as an excuse to speak about how a lot we just like the present.

You can take heed to our overview within the participant under, subscribe utilizing Apple Podcasts or discover us in your podcast participant of selection. If you just like the present, please tell us by leaving a overview on Apple. You may observe us on Twitter or ship us suggestions immediately. (Or recommend reveals and films for us to overview!)

If you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:31 “Watchmen” dialogue
5:16 “Da 5 Bloods” overview
23:30 “Da 5 Bloods” spoiler dialogue


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