Samuel L. Jackson

  • Barbet Schroeder – Kiss of Death (1995)

    1991-2000Barbet SchroederCrimeDramaUSA

    A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.Read More »

  • E. Max Frye – Amos & Andrew (1993)

    1991-2000ComedyCrimeE. Max FryeUSA

    Andrew Stirling, a successful black urbanite buys a holiday home in America. On his first night there he is mistaken for a burglar by the police. To cover their tracks they unleash Amos Odell from prison to pretend to take Andrew hostage in return for his freedom. But things get tricky when the press turn up.Read More »

  • Boaz Yakin – Fresh (1994)

    1991-2000Boaz YakinCrimeDramaUSA

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    Boaz Yakin’s astounding debut feature looks at the violent world of the projects through the eyes of a 12-year-old drug runner. Sean Nelson delivers a quiet but intense performance as Michael–street name Fresh–a cynical but introspective kid grown up fast and hard on the killing streets of the projects. Samuel L. Jackson costars as Fresh’s estranged father, a speed chess hustler in the city park whose dispassionate philosophy–the chess board as life–becomes the film’s central metaphor, as Fresh plots a brilliant, coldly brutal plan to save himself and his junkie sister from his world of drug dealers and street violence.Read More »

  • Kasi Lemmons – Eve’s Bayou (1997)

    1991-2000DramaKasi LemmonsThe Female GazeUSA

    A father’s philandering nature is only one of several problems for a black southern family, but, to 9 year-old Eve, it is the most immediate. As her suspicions deepen, so does her desire to bring the infidelity to an end, even if it means calling down justice on its perpetrator. A stylish, southern Gothic tale of family discord and coming of age by first-time writer/director Lemmons.Read More »

  • Raoul Peck – I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

    USA2011-2020DocumentaryRaoul Peck

    In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.Read More »

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