Black on Black Cinema
Missing White Woman Syndrome - Preview to Episode 207

Missing White Woman Syndrome - Preview to Episode 207

September 23, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Candyman." This is the 2021 spiritual successor of the original 1992 film starring Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Teyonah Parris. The film tells the story of the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green that are terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer for decades. In the present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. The random topic this week is all about the tragic death of Gabby Petito and the hard but much-needed conversation about why there is an outsized difference in the coverage of tragedies like Gabby's vs people of color under the same circumstances. 

 
 
Karen - Episode 206

Karen - Episode 206

September 15, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2021 thriller, Karen. The film attempts to tell the story of a racist white woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. A community activist and his wife is the couple she's targeting -- but they won't back down without a fight.

 
 
 
Giving Them Their Flowers - Preview to Episode 206

Giving Them Their Flowers - Preview to Episode 206

September 10, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "Karen." The film follows a racist woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. A community activist and his wife is the couple she's targeting -- but they won't back down without a fight. The random topic this week is about giving living Black actors their credit while they are still with us in the wake of the untimely death of Michael K. Williams

 
 
 
Miss Evers‘ Boys - Episode 205

Miss Evers‘ Boys - Episode 205

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.

 

COVID Mandates: Friend or Foe? - Preview to Episode 205

COVID Mandates: Friend or Foe? - Preview to Episode 205

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?

Deep Cover - Episode 204

Deep Cover - Episode 204

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.

 
 
 
DaBaby’s Homophobic Rant is 100% Unacceptable - Preview to Episode 204

DaBaby’s Homophobic Rant is 100% Unacceptable - Preview to Episode 204

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.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Episode 203

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Episode 203

July 22, 2021
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 1967 film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." The film follows Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) becoming engaged, afterwards, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.
 
Abolish Normalizing Violence because it’s Problematic - Preview to Episode 203

Abolish Normalizing Violence because it’s Problematic - Preview to Episode 203

July 8, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967 version). The film synopsis is: When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship. The random topics of the week are on Sha'Carri Richardson's exclusion from running in the Tokyo Olympics, Phylicia Rashad's response to Bill Cosby being let out of prison, and dress codes at the Turkey Leg Hut in Houston.

 
 
Fatherhood - Episode 202

Fatherhood - Episode 202

July 1, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to review "Fatherhood" starring Kevin Hart. The comedian-actor takes on a dramatic role of a man who is forced to be a single father to his newborn daughter after his wife tragically dies after giving birth. The film deals with grief, what it means to shoulder the responsibility of parenthood, 

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