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"
In the Heat of the Night, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1967, arrives on 4K Ultra HD by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law and it is one of the best movies ever made. Audio options for the 4K UHD disc include both 5.1 Surround & the original 2.0 Mono. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney…"In the Heat of the Night Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger as very different officers of the law, is one of the best movies ever made. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” – Officer Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) tells Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) when asked what he’s called in Philadelphia. Officer Tibbs is waiting at a train depot to make his journey back to Philadelphia when he’s suddenly accused of killing industrialist Phillip Colbert. Tibbs…"In the Heat of the Night: The Best Picture of 1967"
Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner features a masterclass in acting from Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn. When the film first came out in late 1967, it couldn’t have been more controversial for the era. After all, so few films depicted an interracial marriage in a positive manner. A Black person and a white person couldn’t be married to each other in 17 states during the time of filming. It wasn’t until…"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A Masterclass"