menu
February 15, 2021

After starring in three hugely successful, and iconic, social-issues films in 1967, Poitier got his one and only writing credit — for a romantic comedy. Read more

February 12, 2021

Produced when interracial marriage was still illegal in parts of the U.S., but released after the Supreme Court struck down those laws, this film is an interesting time capsule, and it’s striking to see which statements about the future of social progress do or don’t coincide with what has actually happened over the past half-century. Read more

February 11, 2021

It’s been a while since Roma Downey and Mark Burnett produced a new Bible movie. Now they have announced that they will be releasing a new-ish film called Resurrection on Discovery+ the week before Easter — and you can watch the trailer for it below. (more…) Read more

February 11, 2021

A classic and deeply penetrating look at American racism is followed by two increasingly pedestrian sequels. Read more

February 10, 2021

In which Poitier plays an inspirational teacher in two very different movies produced almost 30 years apart. Read more

February 9, 2021

Saul and Ahinoam arrange a new alliance between the tribes, and Samuel thwarts an assassin while en route to anoint David the new king of Israel. Read more

February 9, 2021

In which Poitier has his first onscreen interracial kiss and stars in his first Western, among other things. Read more

February 8, 2021

In which Poitier wins a historic Academy Award and plays his first villain, among other things. Read more

February 5, 2021

In which Poitier deals with American race and class issues, plays jazz music in France, and treats an American Nazi psychiatric patient. Read more

February 4, 2021

In which Poitier leads a platoon in the Korean War, gets top billing in a musical, and gets the first of his two Oscar nominations. Read more




Browse Our Archives