The Great Black British Debate & Preview to Episode 103

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts introduce the next film, Burning Sands. The 2017 film about an all Black fraternity and what the hazing process feels like and what it can do to some people. The random topic of the week is on the controversy stemming from statements made by Samuel L. Jackson about Black British actors taking American Black roles. Continue reading

Moonlight: Black on Black Cinema Podcast Ep102

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys discuss the 2016 Best Picture winner for the Academy Awards! The guys with special guest, Rodney, discuss Moonlight, a story of a young man’s journey as he comes to grips with his sexuality, becoming a man, and his search for his personal identity. Continue reading

The Changes since #OscarsSoWhite & Preview to Episode 102

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back with the preview episode for episode 102, Moonlight. In wake of the Best Picture nomination and win, the guys are set to tackle the 2016 film about the three distinct timeframes in the life of a young Black gay man growing up in Liberty City, Miami. The random topic this week is about Moonlight’s historic win, how people of color were represented this year in the Oscars and a look back at the changes after the #OscarsSoWhite incident of last year. Lastly, this coming episode is the return of Black on Black Cinema to video! Continue reading

Imperial Dreams: Black on Black Cinema Podcast Ep101

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2014 film, Imperial Dreams. Starring John Boyega as a guy named Bambi who is newly released from prison and desperately working to not fall back into his previous gang lifestyle. A story of a young father working to do right by his young child in an ever increasing sea of obstacles. Continue reading

The Power of Recognition & Preview to Episode 101

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back with the preview for episode 101, Imperial Dreams. The film tells the story of a former gang member trying to raise his son while avoiding his old trappings. The random topic of the week is the issues of stars (specifically Black women) getting proper accolades in their particular industries. Continue reading

Queen of Katwe: Black on Black Cinema Podcast Ep100

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2016 film, Queen of Katwe. Telling the real life journey of a young girl growing up in the slums of Uganda with no future but the one her mother has for her. However, she discovers the game of chess, which changes her life’s trajectory and that of her family and friends. Continue reading

A Look Back at the Obama Presidency & Preview to Episode 100

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview episode 100, Queen of Katwe. The 2016 film, tells the story of a young Ugandan girl who while living in the slums of Katwe becomes an amazing chess champion. The random topic of the week is a look back (fond and ultimately sad) at the presidency under Barack Obama. The good, the bad, and why we will ultimately miss him.
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The Pursuit of Happyness: Black on Black Cinema Podcast Ep99

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2006 film, The Pursuit of Happyness. Starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a down on his luck salesman, who works to try and make a way for himself and his young son, Christopher while still selling products and transitioning into investment banking. The story covers his one year of homelessness while trying to make it. Continue reading

Black Celebs Kowtow to Trump & Preview to Episode 99

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview episode 99, The Pursuit of Happyness. The 2006 biographical drama about investment banker Chris Gardner played by Will Smith. The film depicts the one year that Gardner was homeless and taking care of his son. The random topic of the week is on how a number of Black celebrities have been meeting with President Elect Trump and the implications of those meetings. Continue reading

When the Bough Breaks: Black on Black Cinema Podcast Ep98

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2016 American thriller, ‘When the Bough Breaks.’ The film follows a couple trying to have a baby but are forced to hired a surrogate. When the surrogate begins to show her true colors the couple is forced into a no win situation. Continue reading