Wednesday, August 3, 2016


After another child is killed by a stray bullet in the onslaught of gun violence in Chicago, a local women's group encourages females the city over to withhold sex from their counterparts until the gang warfare has subsided. A modern updating of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is all over the map and wrought in the worst ways, approaching so bad its good territory which is made all the more insufferable by its good intentions and unrealistic aims. Angela Bassett and John Cusack are strong in support.
* 1/2 out of ****