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Sidney Poitier

Of all my father’s teachings, the most enduring was the one about the true measure of a man. The true measure was how well he provided for his children, and it stuck with me as if it was etched in my brain. 34 more words


Sidney Poitier Fights Against Apartheid Again In 1975’s “The Wilby Conspiracy”

Until the 1980s the word “apartheid” had been absent from daily speech here in America. Suddenly with growing attention from the western news, the anti-Sun City Movement, and films like “Cry Freedom,” “A Dry White Season,” and “A World Apart,” “apartheid” began to be a part of an open dialog in the USA. 1,197 more words


Brother John (1971)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 7 out of 10

4-Word Review: Is an apocalypse coming?

Upon the death of his sister, John Kane (Sidney Poitier) returns to his hometown in Alabama to attend her funeral, but the town’s mayor (Bradford Dillman) and sheriff (Ramon Bieri) think he is an outside union agitator there to stir up trouble with the local factory. 440 more words


Some of My Favorite Movie Monologues

Alec Baldwin: Glen Garry Glen Ross

Network: Albert Finney

Network: Ned Beatty

A Few Good Men: Jack Nicholson

Sidney Poitier: In the Heat of the Night… 14 more words


The Jackal

It’s tough watching a spy thriller like “The Jackal” (1997) 16 years after it comes out. You lose interest in the ripped-from-yesterday’s-headlines espionage and focus on oddball crap that isn’t central to the plot. 70 more words

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