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In-depth Black film reviews and frank conversations that matter to the Black community.

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Black on Black Cinema - Black Film Reviews TNP Studios

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 325 Ratings

In-depth Black film reviews and frank conversations that matter to the Black community.

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    Our Roots, Diddy's Behavior, and Congressional Clapbacks - Preview to Episode 263

    Our Roots, Diddy's Behavior, and Congressional Clapbacks - Preview to Episode 263

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "ATL" starring T.I. Harris in a coming of age comedy-drama. The random topics this week are surrounding our show's origin story, videotape of Diddy brutally assaulting Cassie Ventura in a hotel, his pathetic faux apology, Rep. Jasmine Crockett's devastating clapback against Republican Marjorie Taylor-Greene's personal attack, and joking conversation as to why Red Lobster is shutting down.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 262: "The American Society of Magical Negroes" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    Episode 262: "The American Society of Magical Negroes" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2024 film, "The American Society of Magical Negroes" starring Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, and An-Li Bogan. The film follows a young man (Aren) who joins a clandestine group of magical Black Americans committed to enhancing the lives of White individuals, satirizing the Magical Negro trope.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Women Still Get Squeezed in Rap Beef - Preview to Episode 262

    Women Still Get Squeezed in Rap Beef - Preview to Episode 262

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "The American Society of Magical Negroes." The film follows a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people's lives easier. The random topic this week is about the rap beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. However, as there are so many other shows talking about the lyrical contest, we decided to take a different angle on what this beef means in a larger context. Frankly, how it and many other rap beefs tend to squeeze women in the middle as named victims, weaponized sexual encounters, and even the stripping of their humanity to be used as merely objects for these men to manipulate for the end goal of winning the contest in the court of public opinion.

    • 42 min
    Episode 261: "Origin" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    Episode 261: "Origin" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with special guest, Juwan, from the "Edit That Out" Podcast. The hosts tackle in-depth the 2023 Ava DuVernay directed film, "Origin." DuVernay's film explores author Isabel Wilkerson's tremendous personal tragedy that sets her on a path of global investigation and discovery as she writes her book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Over the course of the film, Wilkerson travels throughout Germany, India, and the United States to research the caste systems in each country's history. The film stars Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts, Audra McDonald, Vera Farmiga, Blair Underwood, and Nick Offerman. 

    • 2 hr 38 min
    Steven A. Smith's Political Cowardice - Preview to Episode 261

    Steven A. Smith's Political Cowardice - Preview to Episode 261

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film that will be explored. Next week the movie will be the director Ava DuVernay's 2023 "Origin" based on the American journalist Isabel Wilkerson's nonfiction book "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents." The film itself is described as "The unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions."  The random topic of the week is about Steven A. Smith's controversial comments about how he believes that Black Americans are sympathetic to what Donald Trump is going through as he is dealing with the American justice system.

    • 32 min
    Episode 260: "Deliver Us From Eva" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    Episode 260: "Deliver Us From Eva" (REVIEW) - Black on Black Cinema

    This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2003 relationship comedy, "Deliver Us From Eva" starring Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Duane Martin, Essense Atkins, Meagan Good, Mel Jackson, Dartanyan Edmonds, Robinne Lee, and Kym Whitley. The film follows three sisters who's lives are overseen by their overbearing older sister to the dismay of the men who they are in relationships with. The men hire a known ladies' man to date and distract the overbearing sister in hopes of getting their own relationships back on tract.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

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One of the Best Movie Podcasts out there (Long Review Incoming)

I listen to a ton of movie podcasts so believe me when I say Black on Black Cinema is one of the better ones. Beyond the general value of the black point-of-view on cinema, the podcast offers the following:

- Zero fat at the beginning. The the hosts jump right into the movie without the bells and whistles of self-promotion or an introductory conversation that refers to topics off-mic. It’s refreshing that I can start the podcast and jump right into movie.

- Diverse opinions. A lot of podcasts generally want to avoid the conflict of disagreement which results in the hosts holding back from expressing their full opinion. The hosts roll with the disagreement amongst them and even make an effort to connect with the other person who disagrees. This makes me want to seek their opinions on divisive movies because it leads to great conversation.

- Everything connects to the movie. Some other podcasts will wildly digress so the co-hosts can get on their own personal soapbox. Black on Black Cinema keeps all discussion connected to the movie. The hosts keep the conversation structured.

MOVIES I WOULD LIKE TO SEE REVIEWED ON THE SHOW: Get on the Bus, Girl 6, To Sleep with Anger, Poetic Justice, Losing Ground, Zola, George Washington, Miracle at St. Anna,

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