Black on Black Cinema is a weekly podcast where 4 Black people discuss the ins and outs of Black films. With a touch of humor and a drive for relevant discussion, Black on Black Cinema will entertain, as well as, inform. Hosted by Jay, Micah, Terrence, and T’ara.
The Intruder - Episode 230
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2019 thriller, The Intruder, starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid. The film follows a young married couple who decide to buy a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.
Black Spaces in a White World - Preview to Episode 230
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "The Intruder" starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid. The film follows a young married couple who buys a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. The random topic this week is all about a Black woman at the University of Southern California who started a Black majorette team, a staple of HBCU (historically Black Colleges and Universities) culture. The response has been somewhat divided between Black people being upset that she would create a normally HBCU style team at a PWI (predominately white institution) and others seeing no issues with a Black woman carving out a Black space for her and her friends at this PWI.
Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul - Episode 229
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss director, Adamma Ebo's new feature-length film, "Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul." The film stars Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown as the first lady and the pastor of a megachurch, who attempt to reopen and rebuild their congregation, following a major scandal.
Capitalist is the New N-Word? - Preview to Episode 229
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film to be reviewed, "Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul" directed by Adamma Ebo, and stars Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown. The film follows the aftermath of a huge scandal, in which Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation. The random topic this week is all Jay-Z saying that being called a capitalist is equivalent to being called the N-word in his eyes.
Training Day - Episode 228
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back to discuss the 2001 crime thriller, "Training Day." The film follows a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) who spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective (Denzel Washington) who isn't what he appears to be. Conversations of the film's quality, as well as, issues of policing, Black cops v. Black citizens, the role of police, and much more.
Flewed Out, Manosphere, and Divestment Insanity - Preview to Episode 228
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew is back to announce the next film, the 2001 film, "Training Day." The film stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The film follows a rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. The random topics this week is a series of topics from flying someone out of state for a date, insanity from the "Manosphere," and the bizarre concept of divestment inside the Black community.
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,
Love the petty!
Love the hosts (kinda miss Terrence). YAY T’ara!! The Black Panther movie introduced me to this podcast and I’ve been hooked to this and the others ever since. Listening to their convo sounds like me and my friends, I LOVE IT.
Insightful and hilarious. These guys should replace Ellen.