10 episodes

Join movie 'Blackspert' Desmond Thorne on an exploration of your favorite Black films as he breaks down what makes them classic gems! And discover new Black films you've never heard of! It's time to take off and enter the mind of Desmond!

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Join movie 'Blackspert' Desmond Thorne on an exploration of your favorite Black films as he breaks down what makes them classic gems! And discover new Black films you've never heard of! It's time to take off and enter the mind of Desmond!

    Adventures in Reparations & the Reaper w/ James III (Tales from the Hood)

    Adventures in Reparations & the Reaper w/ James III (Tales from the Hood)

    This week, Desmond is joined by James III (co-star of Netflix’s ASTRONOMY CLUB, co-host of BLACK MEN CAN’T JUMP IN HOLLYWOOD podcast) to talk about the 90’s cult horror classic TALES FROM THE HOOD! We talk about each of the stories in this chilling anthology film and how they relate to themes of death and reparations for Black folks in America! Also, Desmond puts James to the test in another round of our favorite game, WHO’S INVITED!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Adventures in Grandmas & Good Intentions (Down in the Delta)

    Adventures in Grandmas & Good Intentions (Down in the Delta)

    This week, Desmond digs into Maya Angelou’s feature directorial debut, "DOWN IN THE DELTA." Desmond breaks down the beautiful intentions of the film while he lovingly points out some of its stranger moments, reminisces on his grandmothers, and talks about some organizations with good intentions from his past. Also Desmond gives a “Decease and Desist” to everyone’s favorite Black film mogul, Tyler Perry. 

    • 50 min
    Adventures in Learning & Lauryn Hill w/ Phillip Henry (Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit)

    Adventures in Learning & Lauryn Hill w/ Phillip Henry (Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit)

    In this Zoom edition of the show, Desmond is joined by everyone’s favorite Gay Twitter comedian, Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) to discuss everyone’s favorite sequel, SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT! Desmond and Phillip get into how the growth mindset connects to the film, the importance of having a dope Black teacher, and the legendary work of Ms. Lauryn Hill! Also, with another special guest comes another round of the game WHO’S INVITED!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Farewell Chadwick Boseman (A Moment Of Reflection)

    Farewell Chadwick Boseman (A Moment Of Reflection)

    After the very untimely and unexpected death of actor Chadwick Boseman, Desmond reflects on the life and legacy Boseman leaves behind. A very somber farewell to a true king in cinema, ABC honors and salutes Chadwick Boseman.

    • 6 min
    Adventures in Culture & Color Schemes (Rafiki)

    Adventures in Culture & Color Schemes (Rafiki)

    This week, Desmond gets into the first Queer film AND the first African film on the show, RAFIKI! The journey through this award winning hidden gem includes Desmond’s thoughts on how Kenyan culture is similar to certain aspects of Black culture in the U.S., as well as the brilliant and vibrant color scheme employed by the director, Wanuri Kahiu. Also, Desmond puts you on to two other hidden gems that also focus on Queer Black women in this week’s ‘Trust and Believe’ and ‘You Betta Act’ segments!

    • 38 min
    Adventures In Summer & Smoke (Friday)

    Adventures In Summer & Smoke (Friday)

    This week, Desmond breaks down one of the best comedies of the ‘90’s, FRIDAY! This film causes Desmond to go down memory lane and reminisce about his lit ass summers in the 90’s, as well as the days when he started sparking up himself! Also, have you heard about the upcoming film CRACKA? Desmond gives you all the info you need to know about this film that has been spreading around the social media rumor mill!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

iMatt90 ,

YES

bringing awareness and providing humor along the way

purpose nj ,

Here for this...this podcast was needed in many ways

I always wanted a podcast that just talked about black cinema. I’m so happy that there’s a safe space for it now.

MikeZakarian ,

Must listen!

The host bring a blend of passion and expertise to breaking down films that is intoxicating! An important and enjoyable listen.

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