Acrimony - Episode 134

August 1, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys (with special guest T'ara) return to discuss the 2018 Tyler Perry film, Acrimony. Breaking the "one Perry a year" rule, the hosts discuss a film that sees a woman slowly lose it as she finds herself in a dead end marriage to an inventor who's big break is always just around the corner. A story of disappointment, heartbreak, regret, and of course revenge. The film stars Taraji P. Henson.

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Permit Patty and Friends & Preview to Episode 134

July 18, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to preview the next episode. They will break their one rule and do a second film this year by the infamous director, Tyler Perry. The 2018 film about a woman scorned, Acrimony, stars Taraji P. Henson. The random topic of the week is all about the new precedent of white people calling the police on Black people for just living their lives. We've seen the rise of the Permit Patti and now even Flagrant Freddie. While the Internet nicknames are hilarious, the root of the issue is far more terrifying. Dealing with a sense of privilege, payback, arrogance, and even pure malice is what the issue is truly about. The guys give their thoughts on it.

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Crooklyn - Episode 133

July 12, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss "Crooklyn," the 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1973. Its primary focus is a young girl, Troy (played by Zelda Harris), and her family. Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, her loving but strict mother (Alfre Woodard), and her naive, struggling father (Delroy Lindo).

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Affirmative Action in Education & Preview to Episode 133

July 4, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, the 1994 Black family drama "Crooklyn" directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place over the course of a hot summer in 1973 from the perspective of a young Black girl in BedSty, Brooklyn with her four brothers, mother, and father. The random topic of the week is all about the Trump administration's new push to remove guidance information for educational institutes for using affirmative action to keep their student bodies diverse.

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Catching Feelings - Episode 132

June 28, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2017 South African film, Catching Feelings. The film follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them. Discussions of modern-day South African life, white South Africans role in that life, past and present-day influence, and an insecure man terrified that he is losing his wife.

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Doing Well and Staying Grounded & Preview to Episode 132

June 14, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to reveal the next film, Catching Feelings. An independent South African romantic drama where a young couple is forced to look at their relationship through a new lens when a hedonistic famous writer begins living with them. The random topic of the week is all about the dilemma of doing financially well as a Black person by staying in proximity to your community when historically Black people have been put at a disadvantage financially.

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Crown Heights - Episode 131

June 7, 2018

Crown Heights is a 2017 American biographical crime drama film written and directed by Matt Ruskin. Adapted from a This American Life podcast, the film tells the true story of Colin Warner who was wrongfully convicted of murder, and how his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving Colin's innocence. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.

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Roseanne Canceled & Preview to Episode 131

May 29, 2018

This week the guys introduce the next film for episode 131, "Crown Heights." The film tells the true story of Colin Warner who was wrongfully convicted of murder, and how his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving Colin's innocence. The random topic of the week is all about the newly returned show "Roseanne" being canceled after the lead, Roseanne Barr decided to go on a Twitter racist tirade against former Obama advisors, Valerie Jarrett.

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Proud Mary - Episode 130

May 24, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2018 film, Proud Mary starring 
Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, and Jahi Di'Allo.

Synopsis: Mary is a successful hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. However, her life is completely shifted when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong and she leaves the boy orphaned.

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Well-Meaning White Friends & Preview to Episode 130

May 15, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys (minus Terrence) are back to announce the movie for the next episode, Proud Mary. A modern take on the Blaxploitation genre of film follows an assassin as she works to protect a young boy from a family of organized criminals. The random topic of the week is all about an article entitled " 7 things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know." Jay and Micah go through the articles points and add their thoughts to the overall discussion of well-meaning white friends dialogue. 

Link to original article that we discussed: http://www.upworthy.com/amp/7-things-black-people-want-their-well-meaning-white-friends-to-know

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