Emperor Jones, The (1933)

“It takes a silver bullet to kill Brutus Jones.” Synopsis: When Pullman porter Rufus Jones (Paul Robeson) accidentally kills a friend (Frank Wilson) in a craps game, he’s sent to a prison chain gang, but manages to escape to a Caribbean Island, where he’s bought by a white trader (Dudley Digges) and eventually comes to […]

Coming Home (1978)

“We don’t have to go to Vietnam to find reasons to kill ourselves.” Synopsis: The wife (Jane Fonda) of a marine heading overseas to fight in the Vietnam War volunteers with her new friend (Penelope Milford) at a local vet hospital, where she meets and falls in love with a paraplegic (Jon Voight) — but […]

In the Year of the Pig (1968)

“The one I fly is known as birth control.” Synopsis: After years of colonial governance by the French, North Vietnamese soldiers fight back against an American military presence that supports the corrupt South Vietnamese government. Genres: Corruption Documentary Revolutionaries Vietnam War Response to Peary‚Äôs Review: Peary writes that “Emile de Antonio’s sober documentary account of […]