From the opening clips of John Wayne marshalling his all-white troops in the classic D-Day epic THE LONGEST DAY, it's clear that Spike Lee's important reminder of the so-called "Buffalo Soldiers" of the all-black 92 Infantry Division -- Americans of color who fought and died for their a country until the end of WWII -- has a bone to pick with the way the story has been told over the intervening years, particularly by Hollywood. And rightfully so. But while grateful for the history lesson, one wishes Lee's clunky adaptation of James McBride's celebrated novel was a much better movie.
New York City, 1983. At a Harlem post office, an elderly, bespectacled cler...