This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to discuss the upcoming film, Fences, starring and directed by Denzel Washington and co-starring Viola Davis. Telling the story of a couple struggling to make ends meet while dealing with issues of patriarchy, and marriage dynamics. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the newly released Black Panther trailer from Marvel Studios and its potential significant impact on Hollywood at large.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1991 independent film, Daughters of the Dust. Taking place in 1902, the film depicts the days before a Gullah (or Geechee) family decides to leave their island off the coast of South Carolina to move to the mainland United States. What is seemingly a video essay of sorts about the migration of cultures and the preservation of those cultures plays as a direct throughline to some modern African American norms of today. Daughters of the Dust works to show just how others see their place in the history of their own culture and family.
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This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview the upcoming episode on "Daughters of the Dust." A film that depicts the lives of the Gullah culture off the coast of South Carolina in the early 1900s. The random topic of the week is on Tiger Woods' arrest, but breaks out into a discussion on society's pressure on bi-racial folks and America's unique view of cultures and its preservation.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2017 social thriller, #GetOut, directed by first-time director Jordan Peele. The film tells the story of a young Black photographer named Christopher who is in an interracial relationship with a white woman named Rose. The two have been dating for 5 months and Rose take Chris to finally meet her parents. Odd things begin to happen and Chris feels the need to get out of the situation. Based on horror/thriller ideas with an interesting racial twist, makes Get Out a unique film in the genre.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts are back to introduce the next film, the 2017 horror/thriller, Get Out (now available for rental). Telling the story of a young interracial couple who encounter some serious weirdness when they go to see the woman's parents. The random topic of this week is on the Miley Cyrus culture theft situation, but a larger conversation develops on why this continues to happen.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2001 film, The Brothers, starring Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Bill Bellamy, Shemar Moore, and Jennifer Lewis. The film centers around a group of guys on the cusp of entering their 30s and deciding whether or not to continue down the single guy path or mature into relationships. The male response to “Waiting to Exhale.”
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts are back to introduce the next film, the 2001 film, The Brothers (on Netflix). Starring Morris Chestnut as a guy trying to figure out his romantic life as he and his 3 best friends try and settle down as they get older. The random topic of this week is the guy, as promised, play a mini game of Black Card Revoked. Who is the Blackest…Jay or Terrence?!!!! Stay tuned.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2000 Spike Lee film, Bamboozled. Taking a satirical, and sometimes not so satirical, look at how the media portrays Black people in the modern age.
When a highly educated Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) decides to pitch an insane idea of a modern day minstrel show to his racist boss in hopes of showing just how bigoted the network’s views were, things backfire and the show is a massive success. Pitting the notion of cooning, desires for success, and a willingness to stand for what is right are all pitted against one another in what is easily Spike Lee’s most controversial films to date.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts are back to introduce the next film, Spike Lee's Bamboozled. The story of a modern day minstrel show and the portrayal of Black people through that vein. The random topic of the week is on non-Black directors directing Black centric films. However, the host jump to a few topics as tangents including POC films abroad, and the new king of all movies…F. Gary Gray(?????)