Episode 105: Bamboozled

April 26, 2017

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.

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Non-Black Directors of Black films & Preview to Episode 105

April 19, 2017

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(?????)

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Episode 104: The Man in 3B

April 12, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the film The Man in 3B. The film focuses on an apartment building that is full of public relationships and hidden relationships that create more drama than you can possibly imagine. When a murder of one of the residents happens the audience is taken on a crazy journey to find out who killed the man in 3B, and why. Listen for the most bonkers episode we’ve possibly ever done!

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Critiquing Obama & Preview to Episode 104

April 5, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts are back to introduce the next film, The Man in 3B. The film tells the story of an apartment building with WAY too much drama happening. The random topic of the week is on an open letter that Tavis Smiley wrote about Obama after his presidency ended. The hosts discuss the letter, their issues with it, and the lack of proper criticism in the age of Obama and the rise of Trump.

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