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In Spike Lees ' searing War drama Da 5 Bloods, four African-American veterans return to Vietnam to find their squad leader remains and bring him home for heros burial and while theyre at it, theyre going to try to find a stash of buried gold as well. Its Deer Hunter meets Treasure of Sierra Madre, and it marks the fourth time Delroy Lindo has worked with Lee, after Crooklyn, Malcolm X and Clockers. Lindos Paul is the putative alpha male of the group, but every day is a battle with PTSD, every day is a struggle. One of the fundamental elements of this man is the depth of pain he feels having been rejected by his country in light of the contribution he make, said Lindo in a phone interview from Los Angeles. Paul volunteered to go to Vietnam. He was not draft. And so rejection, and being reviled when he returns to America, is very much in keeping with stories I heard from vets when I was researching part. When Paul meets up with his Vietnam brothers, theyre thrill to see him and are stunned to learn he voted for Trump and even wears Make America Great Again hat. That feeling of being forgotten and kicked to curb leads directly to a feeling of disconnection from society, from self, and disenfranchisement and that goes directly to the heart of why certain individuals could cast the vote they cast in 2016. And certainly, for me, that contributes to why I, as Paul would cast that vote in 2016. And I can tell you thats completely opposite to vote I cast in 2016. It was a process to get my head around, Not only do I cast that vote but I gotta wear a hat too? But once I went through the process of betrayal and loss and feeling forgotten, I understood it and I could empathize. So the physical act of putting a hat on was less difficult not easy, but less difficult than it might have been. In a career spanning aforementioned Lee films as well as Get Shorty, Cider House Rules, Ransom and Last Castle, as well as prolific stage work, Lindo delivers arguably his richest and most impressive performance as troubled Paul. There are scenes in which Paul delivers straight-to-camera monologues that surely cover pages of script, as Paul unleashes full fury of his pain and tries to exorcise his demons. This is a Shakespearean character, say Lindo. This is a large, tragic, dramatic character, and that attracts the hell out of me as an actor. There were so many things to explore that were incredibly attractive to me as an actor. When I played Harold Loomis in Joe Turners Come and Go, I had a very similar experience. When I read the script, when I read the last page of that play, I say to myself, I have Get to do this play. It is my destiny to do this play.

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When Uncle Sam summon African Americans to disproportionately fill the front lines in Vietnam, they heroically answer call. But when those same African Americans call Upon Uncle Sam to fight their wars against discrimination and police brutality, no one picks up the phone. You need look no further than the past two weeks to know that is true. Its in that dispiriting spirit that Spike Lee lights up his latest joint, Da 5 Bloods, uncannily timely recitation on how ungrateful country treats Vietnam veterans in general and black soldiers in particular. Its powerful display of injustice so dire Lees Film could be called They Were Expendable, if the title hadnt already been pinched by none other than John Wayne. Before going off rails in a conventional third-act shoot-em up, Lee and his three co-writers compel by examining racial inequality through experiences of four black veterans returning to Vietnam with a dubious agenda, albeit with right intentions. And it neatly wrap around an important history lesson. Youll learn a lot. But youll feel even more. Credit that to superb Ensemble Delroy Lindo, Norm Lewis and two standouts from Wire, Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Sharing easy chemistry that convincingly sell that their characters have been friends for half a century. Theyre now old, fat and out of shape when they report to modern-Day Ho Chi Minh City for reunion of sorts. Their purpose is twofold: to recover remains of their fall mentor, stormin Norman; and to retrieve bury pot of gold they came across while on patrol in the jungle more than 50 years ago. But what theyre really after is closure on War they now regret taking part in. It is a sign of evolving times that on their first night in the City, two ex-Vietcong buy them a round of drinks. They toast, and in instant its bygones, mainly because hindsight tells them North Vietnamese communists were their enemy; rather, it was unjust War wag for all the wrong reasons by clueless white politicians. But that doesnt mean men are bitter, especially Lindos Paul, unlikely Trump supporter sporting a MAGA cap and a raging, guilt-ridden monkey on his back. His pals, Eddie, owner of a string of car dealerships, Otis, former medic, and Melvin, are far more at ease, especially Otis, whose ex-lover, Tien, has set them up with a money launderer who agreed to turn their 17 million in gold bricks into cash stashes in discrete financial institutions across the globe. But all four men are about to have raw nerves expose. What ensues in this daring Netflix offering is a combination of Apocalypse Now, acknowledged here by Ride of Valkyries on soundtrack, and Treasure of Sierra Madre, film that graphically proves greed is not just bad, its deadly.

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