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They call me Mr. Tibbs

I approach my 10th anniversary with Netflix and thus will be desperately attempting to achieve the goal I had when I originally signed up for the service: complete the AFI top 100 movies of all time list(s). 95 more words


No Way Out (1950)

I had a preconceived notion that No Way Out might be the kind of social drama that was groundbreaking for its day and by today’s standards looks mundane and quaint. 631 more words

Long Review


Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE[3] (/ˈpwɑːtjeɪ/ or /ˈpwɑːti.eɪ/; born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat.

In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field. 544 more words


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Last night, I couldn’t fall asleep right away, so I decided to flick through the channels on TV.

I discovered that the movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner… 304 more words

Mental Illness


“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” … 679 more words

Mental Health

Since I couldn’t actuate the things that I wanted to do,...

Since I couldn’t actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no. – Sidney Poitier: http://dlvr.it/CSDfYL

Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man

Reading Sidney Poitier’s memoir, The Measure of a Man, I had a very similar experience to when I read Christopher Plummer’s memoir. Which is to say, the mystery of a man I hold in extremely high regard was sort of uncovered, and it wasn’t necessarily completely flattering. 946 more words