Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ offers prescient, if problematic, examination of Vietnam War’s legacy

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DA 5 BLOODS (L to R) ISIAH WHITLOCK JR. as MELVIN, NORM LEWIS as EDDIE, CLARKE PETERS as OTIS, DELROY LINDO as PAUL, JONATHAN MAJORS as DAVID in DA 5 BLOODS. Cr. DAVID LEE/NETFLIX © 2020

“Da 5 Bloods” is steeped in the political and social atmosphere of 1968 America, a year of righteous protests that many have compared to the current calls for racial equity and justice.
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