Movie of the Year: 2002 – 25th Hour

Movie of the Year: 2002

25th Hour

Can 25th Hour capture the title of our 2002 Movie of the Year?

25th Hour may be a bit of a forgotten gem of 2002, but it is a gem nonetheless. With Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton, Philip Seymore Hoffman, and Barry “That’s-Right-It’s-Me” Pepper, the movie has star power to burn. And when your motion picture is directed by one Mr. Spike Lee, you are going to get the Taste Buds’ attention.

We focus on both Lee and Norton in this episode, giving each a segment. And you couldn’t talk about this movie without reckoning with the impact 9/11 had on its production and general vibe, so we take the opportunity to reminisce about how pop culture in general processed 9/11.

Of course, no discussion of this film would be complete without a little time spent talking about gross dudes [Can someone (else) figure out how to make it play “Let’s Hear It for the Boys” here??-Greg]. Is this movie celebrating them? Excoriating them? We break it down! We break down so many things!

All this AND the stuff that I forgot to mention!

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at