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The Hate U Give - Episode 145

The Hate U Give - Episode 145

January 30, 2019

When a young 16-year-old high school girl named Starr Carter witnesses her close childhood friend be wrongfully killed by a police officer, she must choose between protecting her manufactured image at a predominantly white high school and being a voice for not only her friend but her community. The film is the quintessential representation of the Black Lives Matter movement from the youth-focused perspective. 

The (Black) Oscars 2019 & Preview to Episode 145

The (Black) Oscars 2019 & Preview to Episode 145

January 24, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return with a preview of the next episode that will review, "The Hate U Give." The film tells the story of a young 16-year-old girl who is caught between a life of code-switching and her own reality as she is the only witness to her friend being killed by a cop. She must grow up faster than most to be a voice for not only her friend in death but also the voice of a coming of age generation in the Black Lives Matter movement. The random topic of the day is our thoughts on some of the Black films, directors, and actors that were nominated for the 2019 Academy Awards this year.

Tyrel - Episode 144

Tyrel - Episode 144

January 17, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2018 indie film, Tyrel. The film follows a guy named Tyler who is the only Black person on a weekend crazy trip of debauchery in the woods with all guys. He goes along with his white friend and is thrust into an uncomfortable situation after uncomfortable situation as the odd man out. 

R. Kelly is Repulsive & Preview to Episode 144

R. Kelly is Repulsive & Preview to Episode 144

January 10, 2019

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return after the holiday break to preview the next episode on the 2018 film, "Tyrel." The film follows a sole Black man as he is on a dudebro debauchery weekend with all white guys. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries as well as the infamous artist and the crimes he is being accused of by numerous women.