February 2022

Clinton Olsasky: Remembering Sidney Poitier in Five Legendary Performances

Trailblazer. Icon. Legend.   Those are just some of the words that have been used to describe Sidney Poitier since his passing at the age of 94 last month.   But truth be told, words alone could never fully convey the sheer impact that Poitier had on the American film industry and, more importantly, on American culture at large.   Often starring in movies that either directly or indirectly addressed race relations in America, Poitier was the only regularly cast Black...

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Clinton Olsasky: My Top 10 Films of 2021

2021 was a mixed bag for the film industry, which is still rewriting its own rules in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.   On the one hand, moviegovers across the country were able to safely return to theaters following the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.   On the other hand, the pandemic has refused to let up in many parts of the country, forcing the industry to offer more at-home viewing options than ever before.    Streaming giants like Netflix...

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