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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Spike's d├ębut feature would've had more of a social and cultural impact at the time of release than it does now. Female promiscuity is still a topical issue for a lot of folks, but there's not enough personality in the characters to keep anyone not fixated with the topic hooked. Much of the acting is unconvincing and passionless; Spike's own character is the only one with any memorable spark of life. As such, it'll be of interest today mostly to students of his work or anyone wishing to see films that break the accepted rules of the format.

2 spokes of the wheel out of 5

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