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A Man Called AdamA Man Called Adam (1966)
Dir. Leo Penn
Feat. Sammy Jr. Davis, Louis Armstrong, Cicely Tyson
Sammy Davis Jr stars as a caustically charismatic jazz musician who questions his self–destructive lifestyle upon falling in love with a civil…
Scalphunters, TheScalphunters, The (1968)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Ossie Davis
A 'mountain' Western, with fur trapper Lancaster and ex–slave Davis teaming up to recapture a cargo of stolen pelts. The script aims at various…
Harry and SonHarry and Son (1984)
Dir. Paul Newman
Feat. Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin
Earnest drama concerning cantankerous working stiff Newman and his struggling author son. Those allergic to overt symbolism may want to give this one…
School DazeSchool Daze (1988)
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn
Spike Lee's black high–school musical is perhaps over–ambitious, but the disorder is compensated in sheer exuberance and…
Do the Right ThingDo the Right Thing (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Danny Aiello, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis
Spike Lee's tour–de–force of racial friction and personal politics, forged his status as the most important black director in history.…
Joe Versus The VolcanoJoe Versus The Volcano (1990)
Dir. John Patrick Shanley
Feat. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges
Finding he has only six months to live, Tom Hanks is strangely offered megabucks to jump into a vat of hot lava for the sake of ancient gods.
GladiatorGladiator (1992)
Dir. Rowdy Herrington
Feat. Cuba Jr. Gooding, James Marshall, Robert Loggia
This fist–clenching he–man pic replays many of the licks from ROCKY, but it's played out with relentless professionalism.¬†Marshall and…
Client, TheClient, The (1994)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Susan Sarandon, Brad Renfro, Tommy Lee Jones
The best adaptation yet of a John Grisham legal–eagle novel. Susan Sarandon embraces the character–driven story that is mercifully free…
I'm Not RappaportI'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Dir. Herb Gardner
Feat. Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis
A park–bench friendship develops between old–timers Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis, amid the riff–raff of NY's Central Park.…
Twelve Angry MenTwelve Angry Men (1997)
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. George C. Scott, Ossie Davis, Armin Mueller-Stahl
An award–winning television version of the classic jury–room drama. Re–written by the scriptwriter of the original film version…

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