Sidney Poitier: A tribute

Born on February 20, 1927 was not only one of the most talented actors of the mid-20th century, but also one of the coolest human beings in general: Sidney Poitier. Sidney was born prematurely in Miami while his Bahamian parents were visiting Florida. Though being born on American soil gave him U.S. citizenship, Sidney grew up on Cat Island (where his parents ran a farm) … Continue reading Sidney Poitier: A tribute

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from John Wayne to Sidney Poitier

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing recommended films from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming every Tuesday. It isn’t August just yet, but I wanted to get a list up that included the first week of the month. Feel free to share your own recommendations for me in the comments below, as they’re running a ton of films I haven’t seen this year! … Continue reading TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from John Wayne to Sidney Poitier

To Sir, With Love (1967)

Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) is an out of work engineer who decides to take a job as a teacher at an East End school full of rough-and-tumble London kids. Mark’s new colleagues warn him about the class. Other teachers have been driven away! The kids are terrible and like to take over the halls for dance parties between classes! Still, Mark sticks with his new … Continue reading To Sir, With Love (1967)