'BlacKkKlansman' (Aug. 10)
Can director Spike Lee get his career mojo back with this true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who answered an 1978 ad in a local newspaper seeking new Klan members? Signs look promising. The veteran director will produce the film with Get Out's Jordan Peele, and John David Washington, (Denzel's son) plays Stallworth, a cop who infiltrated the Klan by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone. Since violence against unarmed black men hasn't abated in 40 years, this stranger-than-fiction story has the makings of both a history lesson and a film for our time.