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There is a reason why The Godfather and Godfather Part II are two of the most prized movies in cinematic history. Even the third Godfather was decent though it did not come close to the range, depth and brilliance of its predecessors. Since, however, there is not a single acclaimed sequel or remake that can…

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The most famous (or infamous, if you hated it) black remake of a classic mainstream (e.g. “white”) movie  has to be Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. It was an up-tempo, hood-flavored version of the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz, complete with numbers runners, a factory filled with overworked laborers…

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