August 31, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with special guest Elizabeth from the "Truth...Lies...Shenanigans" Podcast. This week we discuss the 1997 film "Miss Evers' Boys" starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne. The film tells the story of the Tuskegee experiment, a U.S. Federal Government secret medical experiment on poor African American men in the years 1932–1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The story is told from the perspective of the small town nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) who is well aware of the lack of treatment but feels her role is to console the involved men, many of whom are her close friends.
August 19, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Miss Evers' Boys" (HBO Max or Youtube) starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne. The film follows the events of the Tuskeegee Experiments through the eyes of a nurse. This week's random topic is the upcoming COVID-19 mandates coming to the major cities in the country. Does this feel needed at this time? Does this present a slippery slope for more governmental overreach?
August 12, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to review the 1992 noir film directed by Bill Duke, "Deep Cover," starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum. David Jason (Jeff Goldblum) is the biggest drug dealer in Los Angeles, and Russell Stevens (Larry Fishburne) is an undercover cop who wants to bring him down. Posing as a dealer, Stevens begins to earn the trust of the L.A. drug underworld, eventually making his way to Jason himself. But along the way he has to take his cover to depths, he never thought he would have to see, including selling drugs and going to great lengths to eliminate potential competitors for Jason's drug cartel.
August 5, 2021
This week the crew returns to announce the next film, the 1992 Bill Duke directed film, "Deep Cover" starring Laurence Fishburne as an undercover cop who is forced to cross the line when trying to take down a major drug dealer. The random topic this week is all about the rapper, DaBaby, and his homophobic rant during a live performance at Rolling Loud.