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 →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, White Man’s Burden. The 1995 film in which the roles are reversed for Black and White people in America. This film is a social commentary on injustice and what its like to be on the lower part of the totem pole in society. The random topic of the week is something a little more fun and light considering the national tragedies that have happened this past week. We talk all about fond memories of growing up. Continue reading →
This special episode was recorded to discuss the unrelenting epidemic of shootings of Black people by cops that is currently happening in the U.S. With Alton Sterling and Philando Castile both being murdered by police in two different states within 24 hours of one another, the guys decided that it was time to give more attention to this continued problem. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1996 documentary, When We Were Kings. The film follows the now famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman nicknamed “The Rumble in the Jungle.” The two fought in the African country of Zaire, surrounded by famous Black musicians, historical oppression, a heavy political atmosphere, and extreme conditions. Continue reading →
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, When We Were Kings, the 1996 documentary about the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The film documents not only the fight but the political views of Ali, and gives a personal look to both him and Foreman. The random topic of the week is on actor, Jesse Williams, his speech from a this year’s BET awards, and the controversy surrounding it. Continue reading →