This week on a new preview episode of Black on Black Cinema, the guys (minus Terrence) are back to introduce the next film to be reviewed, Barbershop: The Next Cut. The random topic of the week will just be a mailbag episode. We asked our fan group to drop some questions/topics they wanted us to address and we did so...enjoy!
Detroit is a 2017 American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Based on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit's 1967 12th Street Riot, the film's release commemorated the 50th anniversary of the event. The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.
The film is a depiction of the 12th street riots' beginning and then pivots to the specific events inside the Algiers Motel and the subsequent trial that followed. Dealing with the physical as well as, psychological damage that is inflicted on these teenagers who find themselves being blamed for shooting at the military and local police. Issues of racial injustice, police brutality, character assassinations, and more are peppered throughout the film. The hosts discuss not only the film but the controversies and criticisms that surrounded it.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Detroit. Detailing the infamous Algiers Motel incident during the Detroit riots in the 1960s. The random topic of the week deals with a look at MLK Jr.'s dream for America and how close we've come to achieving it and how much further we have to go.
Bishop T.K. Wilson and his wife run a respectable church in their community alongside their two children Dante and Donna. However, as with all things, the mask of the church folk begin to slip and secrets begin to find their way to the surface. Hidden relationships, life choices, and respectability are all challenged. Will the church family and congregation be able to withstand this ever-mounting and frankly an insane number of challenges?
The Preacher's Son is based on the popular Carl Weber book of the same name, and is the first of the Black Church trilogy
This week on Black on Black Cinema, introduce the next film, The Preacher's Son. The story of a family that has a father who is the pastor of a church with a son who has a few secrets of his own. For the random topic of the week, the guys discuss this controversy about the actor Michael B. Jordan dating a woman who isn't Black and how some are possibly planning to boycott his next project, Black Panther. A conversation on interracial dating acceptance, hypocrisy, self-defeating thoughts on the topic.