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Spike Lee's Malcolm X Biopic is "Smart and Even-Tempered"

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews Spike Lee's new movie, starring Denzel Washington. Schiff praises the film for how it gives each phase in X's life equal weight.

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Other segments from the episode on November 18, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 18, 1992: Interview with Sashi Tharoor; Review of Remmy Ongala's album "Mambo"; Interview with John Preston; Review of the film "Malcolm X."

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