This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film. It's that time again, our once a year deep dive into the crazy that is Tyler Perry. You asked for it, and we shall deliver. Next week's episode is on the 2007 film, "Why Did I Get Married." Dealing with married couples who each have unique interactions and problems. The random topic of the week is all about the rekindle conversation around cultural appropriation/appreciation and Bruno Mars. Is he a culture vulture? What does that mean in the modern era, and why is there such a rift between some GenX and Millenials on this particular topic?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss "Roman J. Israel Esq." The legal drama starring Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel Esq., a lawyer who has spent his career as the man behind the curtain so to speak. An eccentric legal savant, Israel must confront his hardline views of helping the poor and the disaffected when he is thrust into a world of money and power that he's only seen from a safe distance.
When an opportunity for a different life comes into conflict with one's beliefs, this is where the character must decide if his lifelong held convictions are truly worth the sacrifices that he has made.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film starring Denzel Washington just in time for Oscar season, "Roman J. Israel Esq." The film depicts Washington as a former civil rights lawyer trying to find his way in the world after he loses his lifelong legal partner. The random topic this week is all about other minorities desire to get their own "Black Panther" level film to represent them, and some odd pushback from some Black folks on social media. A wider conversation on why Black people are always the first through the door when it comes to racial equity issues and why our actions after that matter greatly to other minorities in the long run.