This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, "Sorry to Bother You" starring Lakeith Stanfield. The film is about a young man forced to affect a white voice in order to be successful in his job to disastrous consequences. The random topic of the week is on Black people convincing other Black people not to vote. As the midterm elections have just passed, the notion of voting as Black people (regardless of party affiliation) is discussed and why voting truly matters.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss 2018's socially aware horror film, The First Purge. While the fourth movie in the "Purge" franchise, The First Purge is a prequel and details the beginning of the lawless night started on Staten Island, NY. Focusing on Black and Brown lower socioeconomic citizens, the government allows for a single 12 hour period where all crime is legal, including murder. This is supposed to work as a catharsis for the citizenry, but the fears of some thinking the government is up to something sinister turn out to be truer than they thought.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film. For their Halloween episode this year, the hosts have decided to do "The First Purge." A film dealing with the brutality of a state sanction night of crime that is experimented on Black people and other People of Color in a low socioeconomic situation. While the fourth movie in the series, this one deals with exclusively with the perspective of Black and Brown folks at the center of this plan of purging the so-called "undesirables" in society. The random topic of the week is on Megyn Kelly's recent ignorant comments on not understanding why Blackface is a problem. The hosts discuss her ridiculous statements but further point out the hypocrisy of white women in her position, and rules for Halloween costumes!
"Nappily Ever After" is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and written by Adam Brooks and Cee Marcellus. The film tells the story of Violet (Sanaa Lathan) who is a perfectionist obsessed with her hair, amongst other things, who is forced to do some soul searching and self-reflection when she breaks up with her long-term boyfriend and shaves her head in a fit of drunken depression.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to introduce the next film to be reviewed, "Nappily Ever After." A film that explores what happens to a Black woman who's hair was a source of her "perfection," and what that means to her and how others see her when that protection perfection is gone and she can be truly seen for who she is. The random topic of the week is all about "black toxicity," what it is, what it means to us inside and outside the community, and how much are we responsible for its existence and continued influence.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2017 documentary, "Not Black Enough." The film deals with issues of internal bias inside the Black community when it comes to the color complex, activities of Black people, our hair choices, and much more. The documentary takes testimonies from Vanessa Williams, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Petey Pablo, and many others on the topics at hand.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next episode and discuss their final thoughts on Bill Cosby's downfall. The next film to be discussed will be the 2017 documentary, "Not Black Enough," which can be found on Amazon. The hosts discuss how Cosby became the world's biggest hypocrite by giving his pound cake speech and being a sexual predator at the same time. The conversation also pivots to how we view women who are victims of sexual assault including the latest news about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who is alleged to be a serial rapist as well.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return (with special guest Deacon) with a new episode all about the 2018 remake of the blaxploitation classic, "Superfly." This time the film stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a cocaine dealer (this time in Atlanta) who lifestyle is lavish, yet somehow has been under the radar from police for many years. When an event happens at a club that almost cost him his life, Priest decides to make an exit plan from the cocaine life.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next film, the 2018 remake of the blaxploitation classic, 'Superfly.' The film tells the story of a successful drug dealer who decides to make one last huge score to get out of the drug game. The random topic of the week is on the horrendous murder of Botham Shem Jean by a white police officer in his own apartment no less.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1999 film, The Best Man. Starring Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long. The film follows four friends post-college who are gathering for their friend's wedding all before the release of a book that is a semi-fictional retelling of their college life. Lines get crossed, old flames re-emerge, and new revelations hit the forefront in this Malcolm Lee directed movie. Set in the golden age of modern Black cinema (the 1990s) when being Black meant being successful without hesitation and telling personal human stories without backgrounds of violence, racism, or drugs.