Black on Black Cinema
R. Kelly is Finally Done - Preview to Episode 209

R. Kelly is Finally Done - Preview to Episode 209

October 22, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "The People Under the Stairs," The movie follows Fool (Brandon Adams) breaking into the home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he then discovers a disturbing scenario where incestuous adult siblings have mutilated a number of boys and kept them imprisoned under stairs in their large, creepy house. The random topic this week is all about the rise and fall of R. Kelly as his sentencing date approaches in August of 2022.

His House - Episode 208

His House - Episode 208

October 13, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2020 horror film, "His House." The film follows a refugee couple who make a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. The movie stars Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith.

 
 
 
Is Dave Chappelle Still Punching Down? - Preview to Episode 208

Is Dave Chappelle Still Punching Down? - Preview to Episode 208

October 8, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "His House" starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith. The film follows a refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. The random topic of the week is all about Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special, The Closer. The hosts discuss their thoughts on Chappelle's commentary about the LGBTQ community and trans women specifically.

Candyman (2021) - Episode 207

Candyman (2021) - Episode 207

September 30, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 horror film, Candyman. This is the spiritual successor to the original film of the same name from 1992. This new film picks up years later in Chicago once again. For decades, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In the present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

 
 
Missing White Woman Syndrome - Preview to Episode 207

Missing White Woman Syndrome - Preview to Episode 207

September 23, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Candyman." This is the 2021 spiritual successor of the original 1992 film starring Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Teyonah Parris. The film tells the story of the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green that are terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer for decades. In the present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. The random topic this week is all about the tragic death of Gabby Petito and the hard but much-needed conversation about why there is an outsized difference in the coverage of tragedies like Gabby's vs people of color under the same circumstances. 

 
 
Karen - Episode 206

Karen - Episode 206

September 15, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 thriller, Karen. The film attempts to tell the story of a racist white woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. A community activist and his wife is the couple she's targeting -- but they won't back down without a fight.

 
 
 
Giving Them Their Flowers - Preview to Episode 206

Giving Them Their Flowers - Preview to Episode 206

September 10, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Karen." The film follows a racist woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. A community activist and his wife is the couple she's targeting -- but they won't back down without a fight. The random topic this week is about giving living Black actors their credit while they are still with us in the wake of the untimely death of Michael K. Williams

 
 
 
Miss Evers‘ Boys - Episode 205

Miss Evers‘ Boys - Episode 205

August 31, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with special guest Elizabeth from the "Truth...Lies...Shenanigans" Podcast. This week we discuss the 1997 film "Miss Evers' Boys" starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne. The film tells the story of the Tuskegee experiment, a U.S. Federal Government secret medical experiment on poor African American men in the years 1932–1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The story is told from the perspective of the small town nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) who is well aware of the lack of treatment but feels her role is to console the involved men, many of whom are her close friends.

 

COVID Mandates: Friend or Foe? - Preview to Episode 205

COVID Mandates: Friend or Foe? - Preview to Episode 205

August 19, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Miss Evers' Boys" (HBO Max or Youtube) starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne. The film follows the events of the Tuskeegee Experiments through the eyes of a nurse. This week's random topic is the upcoming COVID-19 mandates coming to the major cities in the country. Does this feel needed at this time? Does this present a slippery slope for more governmental overreach?

Deep Cover - Episode 204

Deep Cover - Episode 204

August 12, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to review the 1992 noir film directed by Bill Duke, "Deep Cover," starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum. David Jason (Jeff Goldblum) is the biggest drug dealer in Los Angeles, and Russell Stevens (Larry Fishburne) is an undercover cop who wants to bring him down. Posing as a dealer, Stevens begins to earn the trust of the L.A. drug underworld, eventually making his way to Jason himself. But along the way he has to take his cover to depths, he never thought he would have to see, including selling drugs and going to great lengths to eliminate potential competitors for Jason's drug cartel.

 
 
 
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