Documentary filmmaker Sam Pollard hits a slam dunk with a two-part documentary, Bill Russell: Legend, about the NBA great. Russell wasn’t just a legend with the Boston Celtics on the court. Off the court, he was an activist in the Civil Rights movement. Russell spoke out against segregation. He joined a number of Black athletes in showing solidarity with the late Muhammad Ali when the boxer chose not to fight in the Vietnam War. The…"Bill Russell: Legend Profiles Boston Celtics Great"
Willie Mays is perhaps the greatest all-around baseball player of all time and gets the documentary treatment in Say Hey, Willie Mays! How long should a documentary about the Hall of Fame outfielder be? This is one of the questions that I have asked myself repeatedly since watching the film. He is one of the best players to ever play the game. What he was able to do in the outfield are things that certainly…"Say Hey, Willie Mays! Profiles Baseball Great"
The late Sidney Poitier gets a revealing documentary in a two-hour film directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Oprah Winfrey. Unfortunately I missed getting the opportunity to see Sidney during its Toronto premiere screenings. I had one screening on my schedule but one must listen to their body when it needs sleep. In any event, I finally had the chance to sit down and watch ahead of its release on Apple TV+. Leave it…"Sidney: A Revealing Documentary of Sidney Poitier"