Black on Black Cinema
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.

 
The People Under The Stairs - Episode 209

The People Under The Stairs - Episode 209

October 26, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 1991 film, "The People Under The Stairs," which is written and directed by Wes Craven. The film follows a young kid nicknamed "Fool," who gets pulled into working with two house burglars to rob the house of the landlords who own most of the crumbling homes in their neighborhood. Once inside the house, Fool discovers the landlords' bizarre secrets. The horror-comedy works to use its story as a way to deal with gentrification, race, capitalism, etc. Does it succeed in doing so? 

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. 

 
 
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