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

February 3, 2021

Of Kings and Prophets, a TV series about the biblical David and his relationship with the house of King Saul, premiered five years ago next month. It was cancelled in North America after only two episodes had aired — but the remaining seven episodes were shown in other parts of the world, and the entire series is now available on some streaming services (such as Amazon Prime in the U.S.), so I figured I should complete the episode-by-episode analysis that… Read more

February 3, 2021

Poitier’s busiest year yet saw him tackling American history and the African present, in films that made very different — and sometimes mutually opposite — use of Christian themes and elements. Read more

February 2, 2021

Poitier plays a rebellious high-school student in a film that may be dated, musically, but feels as relevant as ever, politically. Read more

February 1, 2021

Sidney Poitier’s movie career got off to a strong start with an Oscar-nominated film about a black doctor and his patient’s racist brother. Read more

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