A Movie Of and For the Moment

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Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods," streaming on Netflix, is sprawling, enthralling and essential viewing. It comes on as an action adventure — a group of Black Vietnam vets go back to Vietnam to find the remains of their squad leader and the gold bullion he helped them bury. But it's really about Black lives — how much they matter, what Black people have endured in America's past and where they belong in its turbulent present.