Oscar-winning filmmaker William Friedkin gathered an all-star cast in his made-for-TV remake of 12 Angry Men, which marks 25 years. Twelve jurors gather in the jury room on one of the hottest days in New York to debate the fate of the accused. The judge informs them that a non-unanimous verdict will result in a mistrial while a guilty verdict means the accused will receive a death sentence. Leave it to Davis/Juror #8 (Jack Lemmon)…"12 Angry Men Marks 25th Anniversary"
The 24th tells the true story of the all-Black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment and what happened during the Houston Riot of 1917. The film’s release from Vertical Entertainment comes on the weekend of the Houston Riot’s 103rd anniversary. Like many other events in history, this is one of those historic events that I knew nothing about. Regardless, there’s still a relevance to the events when we look at what’s happening across the United States. …"The 24th Is Timely And Relevant"
Emperor adds insight to John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Fairy by shining a light on Shields Green, a hero that most Americans probably didn’t even learn about in American history books. When learning about the years before the Civil War, history books teach us about John Brown’s (James Cromwell) raid. What they don’t do is teach us about Shields “Emperor” Green (Dayo Okeniyi). In some ways, I feel like 2020 has been such an educational…"Emperor Shines A Light On A Forgotten Hero"
The Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, marks its 26th anniversary since opening in theaters. Forrest Gump‘s 26th anniversary comes at a time when we are having a national conversation about race. Along with this conversation comes a simultaneous discussion about monuments and such that honor the Confederacy. Personally, I’m not of the belief that we should outright cancel this film. At the same time, I think we do need…"Forrest Gump Marks Its 26th Anniversary"