This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "The Defiant Ones" (1958) starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. The film follows to convicts, one Black, one white who are chained to each other and have to work together to survive. The random topic of the week involves T'ara asking her older podcasting brothers about dating. Its as potential insane as it sounds. Enjoy!
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to talk about the 1992 film, "Juice." The film stars Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain. "Juice" tells the story of four Harlem, NY teens who regularly skip school to hang out at a local arcade and do petty crimes. However, when they have the idea to rob a convenience store things go awry as one member of the group begins to head down a dangerous and ever increasingly violent path.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film and the first review of 2022...JUICE! The 1992 film follows four teens who's paths start to diverge as some in the group have aspirations of criminality while others want to make a legit way forward for themselves. The random topic this week is about how white privilege is on full display with the uneven handling of the conservative white people who stormed the Capitol one year ago. We discuss the historical precedents that got us here.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Passing" about a Black woman pretending to be white. The random topic this week is about the guilty verdicts laid down on the killers of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We discuss the slow walk to arresting the killers, the trial, the verdicts, what to expect from sentencing, how voting comes into play here, and why we need to stop conflating accountability with justice.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 film, "King Richard." The film stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of tennis super stars Venus and Serena Williams. The movie follows his unrelenting push to give his young daughters a chance to show the world how great they are at the game of tennis. From humble beginnings to playing against the best players in the world, Venus and Serena's journey was paved by a father who refused to take no for an answer.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "King Richard." The film follows Richard Williams, armed with his 78 page plan, who is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, Calif., Richard shapes the girls' unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them. The random topic this week is all about Black Thanksgiving. Traditions, things we like/don't like, and of course shenanigans.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 revisionist western, "The Harder They Fall," starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Zazie Beats, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stansfield, RJ Cyler, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, and Deon Cole. The film follows an outlaw who discovers his enemy is being released from prison, so he reunites his gang to seek revenge.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "The Harder They Fall," which follows the outlaw Nat Love who discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck is being released from prison so he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. The random topic this week is all about the latest elections around the country. We speak directly to the voting habits of white people and white women specifically in the Virginia governor's race.