Black on Black Cinema
Asking Your Big Brothers for Advice - Preview to Episode 215

Asking Your Big Brothers for Advice - Preview to Episode 215

January 20, 2022

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!

Juice - Episode 214

Juice - Episode 214

January 11, 2022

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.

Jan 6th Anniversary Proves White Privilege - Preview to Episode 214

Jan 6th Anniversary Proves White Privilege - Preview to Episode 214

January 7, 2022

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.

The Best Man Holiday - Episode 213

The Best Man Holiday - Episode 213

December 20, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back just before Christmas to talk about the 2013 sequel, "The Best Man Holiday." The film picks up nearly 15 years after they were last together as a group, college friends Lance (Morris Chestnut), Harper (Taye Diggs), Candace (Regina Hall), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Jordan (Nia Long), Murch (Harold Perrineau), and Mia (Monica Calhoun) finally reunite over the Christmas holidays. Though much has changed in their lives, the friends discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and passionate romances to be reignited.
 
 
 
Passing - Episode 212

Passing - Episode 212

December 16, 2021
This week on Black on Black, the crew returns with special guest, Liz from the "Truth, Lies, Shenanigans" Podcast. The host discuss at length the new film, "Passing." The film tells the story of a black woman in 1920s New York City, who finds her world up-ended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.
Accountability Is Not Justice - Preview to Episode 212

Accountability Is Not Justice - Preview to Episode 212

December 2, 2021

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.

King Richard - Episode 211

King Richard - Episode 211

November 23, 2021

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.

Black Thanksgiving Shenanigans - Preview to Episode 211

Black Thanksgiving Shenanigans - Preview to Episode 211

November 19, 2021

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.

 
 
The Harder They Fall - Episode 210

The Harder They Fall - Episode 210

November 10, 2021

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.

Why Are You So Scared? - Preview to Episode 210

Why Are You So Scared? - Preview to Episode 210

November 4, 2021

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.

 
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