Dear White People
Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray. $24.99
Available on VOD Feb. 3
Writer-director Justin Simien's campus comedy is one of the most provocative films about race since Spike Lee's early films. Simien doesn't have Lee's talent as a filmmaker (yet), but he does share a gift for attacking issues from multiple angles. In "Dear White People," he looks at race relations at a fictional Ivy League school from the perspectives of a disillusioned radical, a wannabe reality TV star, a future politician, an anti-PC white comedian and a gay wallflower who doesn't feel like he belongs anywhere. There are a more than a few clumsy moments, but for the...