A Time to Kill (1996)

This movie poses the question, “How do we feel about vigilante justice?” Carl Lee Hailey, played by Samuel L. Jackson, faces trial for taking revenge on the men who brutalized his young daughter. The movie treads multiple fine lines about race, justice, and hatred in America. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, and Donald Sutherland round out the cast in this time capsule of Hollywood’s take on justice in 1996. Does it still work?

Backdraft (1991)

Stop, drop, and roll! This movie is coming in hot. Hollywood stalwarts (and Billy Baldwin) battle with an anthropomorphic fire. But wait, there’s more! There’s a crazed arsonist on the loose. Shoulder your ax and tune in for a somewhat hacky movie that also shows the horrors of being burned to death.
Stay tuned for our next prestige episode on Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery next week!