Black on Black Cinema
Monique, Performative Nonsense, & Commercializing Juneteenth - Preview to Episode 225

Monique, Performative Nonsense, & Commercializing Juneteenth - Preview to Episode 225

June 17, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Waves." The film traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. The random topics of discussion this week are all about Monique's latest blowup, performative nonsense from white people about slavery, and the commercialization of Juneteenth.

Emergency - Episode 224

Emergency - Episode 224

June 9, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2022 film, Emergency. The film follows three college students (2 Black and 1 Latino) who while attempting to have a have wild night out on campus at several frat parties, end up dealing with a significant issue that may endanger their lives. The three find a passed out drunk white girl in their dorm and become entangled in trying to help her while not subjecting themselves to the police and assumed bigot against them as minorities.

Disparity of Police Response - Preview to Episode 224

Disparity of Police Response - Preview to Episode 224

June 3, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Emergency." The film follows three college kids of color who plan on a wild night of partying but are sidetracked when they find an unconscious white girl in their dorm. Too afraid to call the police for obvious reasons, the three try to make it through the night safe and secure while figuring out what happened. The random topic this week is the difference in how police react to minorities for things like drugs vs how they reacted in Uvalde when presented with a mass shooter. The disparity is just a small symptom of something larger, its at the heart of policing in this country.

Strictly Business - Episode 223

Strictly Business - Episode 223

May 26, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 1991 film, Strictly Business. The film follows, the uneven friendship between an ambitious Black businessman and his streetwise pal is thrown into further confusion when the professional falls in love with a mind-numbingly gorgeous waitress.

Tired of Being Tired - Preview to Episode 223

Tired of Being Tired - Preview to Episode 223

May 19, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Strictly Business" starring Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Philips, and Halle Berry. The film follows an uneven friendship between an ambitious Black businessman and his streetwise pal that is thrown into further confusion when the professional falls in love with a mind-numbingly gorgeous waitress. The random topic this week is our thoughts in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY that targeted Black people at the hands of a white supremacist fixated on Replacement Theory.

Confirmation - Episode 222

Confirmation - Episode 222

May 12, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2016 HBO film, "Confirmation." Confirmation is a political thriller film, directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Susannah Grant. It is about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination hearings, and the controversy that unfolded when Anita Hill alleged she was sexually harassed by Thomas. It stars Kerry Washington as Hill and Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas.

Ending Roe v. Wade Should Concern Us All - Preview to Episode 222

Ending Roe v. Wade Should Concern Us All - Preview to Episode 222

May 6, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, Confirmation, the 2016 HBO film stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce as Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas during his nomination hearings for Supreme Court justice. The random topic this week is all about the newly leaked SCOTUS opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade and pushing abortion rights back to the states. We discuss the direct and indirect implications of this move by the conservative court.

Swan Song - Episode 221

Swan Song - Episode 221

April 28, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 film, Swan Song. The film stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Glenn Close, and Awkwafina in the near future that presents some interesting moral implications. "When a loving husband and father Cameron Turner is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with the option of sparing his family grief by having him replaced with a clone. Turner is torn about whether to discuss the option with his wife."

HBCUs Aim to Make Marijuana Business Accessible - Preview to Episode 221

HBCUs Aim to Make Marijuana Business Accessible - Preview to Episode 221

April 21, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Swan Song" starring Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris, and Glenn Close. The film takes place in the near future, where a terminally ill man explores a heart wrenching, emotionally complex solution to save his wife and son from grief by duplicating himself without them knowing. The random topic of the week is all about HBCUs making a real push to get young Black students a start in the legal marijuana business as the industry continues to skyrocket due to state by state law changes.

Single Black Female - Episode 220

Single Black Female - Episode 220

April 14, 2022

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the film, Single Black Female.  The movie follows Monica who is looking for a fresh start as she tries to land a gig as the host of an afternoon talk show. She soon become close friends with her new assistant, Simone, a deranged woman who plans to take over Monica's life for good.

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