Black on Black Cinema
Panther - Episode 180

Panther - Episode 180

August 13, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1995 Mario Van Peebles film, "Panther" based on the novel of the same name by his father, Melvin Van Peebles. The film follows the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in a condensed timeline. The film stars Kadeem Hardison, Marcus Chong, Courtney B. Vance, and Bokeem Woodbine.

Black Integration into American Society - Preview to Episode 180

Black Integration into American Society - Preview to Episode 180

August 5, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, the 1995 Mario Van Peebles directed "Panther." The film traces the Black Panther Party from its founding through its decline in a compressed timeframe. It was the first narrative feature film to depict the Black Panther Party incidentally. The random topic of the week is all about a thought experiment on whether on not integration has actually worked for Black Americans and if not why not and what system would work better.

Fatal Affair - Episode 179

Fatal Affair - Episode 179

July 31, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2020 suspense thriller, Fatal Affair. Starring Nia Long and Omar Epps, the film follows a woman who tries to mend her marriage after a brief encounter with an old friend. She soon realizes that her ex-lover is more dangerous and unstable than she had thought.

 
 
An Adventure Story - Preview to Episode 179

An Adventure Story - Preview to Episode 179

July 23, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Fatal Affair." Yes, that movie! Everyone is talking about the new Netflix Black thriller film starring Nia Long and Omar Epps, so look forward to our full review next week. The random topic this week is all about Jay's crazy story about something very near and dear to him. Sit down and prepare for a bit of a wild ride adventure into craziness!

Bucktown - Episode 178

Bucktown - Episode 178

July 16, 2020
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1975 action blaxploitation film, Bucktown. Synopsis: After his brother's death, Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) travels to a small Southern town to organize his brother's funeral. During his stay, he decides to revive his brother's nightclub business. However, this venture quickly uncovers the thinly veiled racism and corruption that run rampant in the town. Duke and his friend Aretha (Pam Grier) face demands for bribes and violence from the police. With the arrival of Duke's pal Roy (Thalmus Rasulala), the situation only escalates.
 
 
Terry Crews Needs A Teachable Moment - Preview to Episode 178

Terry Crews Needs A Teachable Moment - Preview to Episode 178

July 8, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Bucktown." This is the 1975 blaxploitation action crime film starring Fred Williamson and Pam Grier (available on Brown Sugar streaming app, or for rent online (Amazon). The random topic of the week is all about actor Terry Crews and his one-man crusade to misunderstand the current Black Lives Matter movement and fight for racial equality. We breakdown why he might be thinking the way he is, why we think he is misguided, and what he needs to do to get better on the issues at hand.

Da 5 Bloods - Episode 177

Da 5 Bloods - Episode 177

June 25, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss Spike Lee's latest film, "Da Five Bloods." The film tells the story of four African American vets who battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

 
 
We Tried To Go Light, Sorry Guys - Preview to Episode 177

We Tried To Go Light, Sorry Guys - Preview to Episode 177

June 18, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, Da Five Bloods. The newly released (Netflix) film tells the story of four Black vets battling the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. The random topics of this week were a smattering of all the craziness that is going on racially in America yet again. We discuss the Aunt Jemima change, Rayshard Brooks being murdered by police, violence against Black women by Black men, and more. We tried to come up with a lighter topic, but it simply was impossible in these times.

 
 
The Help - Episode 176

The Help - Episode 176

June 11, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2011 period drama (comedy???), "The Help." The film takes place in 1960s Mississippi, where Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Things Are Too Serious - Episode 175

Things Are Too Serious - Episode 175

June 4, 2020

So we were planning to do John Henry (Netflix) but the movie feels far too silly and frankly, poorly done to discuss in light of the events going on in America after the death of George Floyd. Jay, Micah, and Terrence decided to call an audible and talk about what's happening and our thoughts on how it affects us, and Black people in general. Sorry to the people who subjected themselves to the aforementioned movie. In times of crisis, sacrifices have to be made and in this case, it was their 1.5 hours that they can never get back.

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