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The Three Phases of Denzel Washington's Career

… and Why the 90’s was His Best Decade

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by Jason F. Koenigsberg

Denzel Washington has proven to be a living legend. 3,221 more words


The Organization

There have been a few famous Best Picture Oscar winners that have gotten sequels. Films like The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, and… 758 more words


Supertom and White Patriarchy in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"

Last year marked the 50thAnniversary of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) starring Sydney Poitier, Academy Award Winner. The film was released during the civil rights movement and mirrored societal issues with interracial dating and marriage. 1,202 more words



April 13th in history:

Firsts for African-Americans on April 13th …

Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for acting on April 13th, 1964. 47 more words

Today In History

Movie Scene - To Sir With Love : Speachless

It’s the end of the school year and Sir’s students pay him a little tribute and send off. One of the young gals sings a tune and then another student presents Sir with a gift.  115 more words

Top 100 Movie Review: #99 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Entertaining, but Almost Hard to Take Seriously

American Film Institute Ranking: #99/100
Academy Awards: Best Actress (Katherine Hepburn), Best Original Screenplay
My Rating:

Leave it to Hollywood to insert itself in a social issue, have it packed with trite stereotypes and interactions, and somehow still make it good enough to enjoy. 768 more words

American Film Institute

The Defiant Ones: Of desperate men and repressed emotions

The most striking and dominant image throughout The Defiant Ones is that of a black man (Sidney Poitier) chained to a white man (Tony Curtis). The two men are prisoners and this image was apparently the result of their warden’s sense of humor. 349 more words