This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, War Room. The 2015 religious movie about a couple who are struggling to keep their marriage together. At their lowest point that meet a magical old Black woman who teaches them a new style of prayer that might just help. Our random topic is on the fallout of Colin Kaepernick’s protest and what it all means. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1967 racial charged murder mystery film, In the Heat of the Night. Directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier (Virgil Tibbs) and Rod Steiger (Chief Bill Gillespie). The film follows a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, In the Heat of the Night. The 1967 racially charged murder mystery film starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. The random topic this week is based on comments from P. Diddy on how Black Americans have been short-changed by Obama.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Morris from America, starring Craig Robinson, Markees Christmas, and Carla Juri. The film follows a Black father and son from America who are currently living abroad in a small town in Germany. The two find themselves each dealing with issues of cultural other-ing, isolationism, and complicated love. A story heavily focused on what it means to grow up, expand your horizons, and being true to yourself.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Morris from America. Starring Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas. A story of an American Black father and son who move to Germany and deal with isolationism, cultural differences, and first love. The hosts then pivot to the random topic of the week: The issues surrounding Nate Parker, his rape case from 1999, the defense of his actions by others in the Black community, and more. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss F. Gary Gray’s American crime action film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise. It follows four close friends in Los Angeles, California, who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Set it Off. Starring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise as four women in desperate situations and life circumstances who decide to rob banks to improve their chances of having good lives. In the random topic of the week, the guys discuss the Olympics in Rio, so called controversies with Black athletes, what it means to be patriotic at this time, and cheering for Black athletes no matter their country of origin.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1997 film, Soul Food. This hit domestic comedy-drama concerned the fortunes of an extended African-American family recalled through the eyes of young narrator Ahmad (Brandon Hammond). Ahmad’s world revolves around his grandmother, Big Mama Joseph (Irma P. Hall) and her three daughters: Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Soul Food. The 1997 family drama/comedy that tells the story of a Black family who centers around a magical grandmother and her food. When she gets sick the true divisions of the family come to the surface but they must come together to survive. The random topic of the week is on Michael Jordan breaking his silence on violence in Chicago, police brutality, and the like after decades of silence. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1995 HBO film, White Man’s Burden, starring John Travolta and Harry Belafonte. A movie that takes places in an alternative America where black and white Americans have reversed cultural roles. The movie works to raise questions on race relations by changing preconceived societal roles. When a man named Louis Pinnock, a white factory worker (John Travolta), kidnaps Thaddeus Thomas, a black factory owner (Harry Belafonte) the two not work to see each others viewpoints and perspectives. A so called look at reverse racism… Continue reading →