The Men of Micheaux sit down with Actor/DJ DORIAN MISSICK and SIMONE MISSICK, the one and only 'Misty Knight' of Netflix and Marvel's Luke Cage and The Defenders to chop it up about the movie (and city) Detroit, Kid n Play vs Nice and Smooth, the sexuality of Halle Berry, Black Thought, Larenz Tate, Bill Bellamy and...oh yeah, we reviewed STRICTLY BUSINESS too.
It's JORDAN KAUWLING of the movie radio show Philly on Location joins the Men to revel in the warm tones, smart acting and skilled direction of Spike Lee's CROOKLYN, his greeting card to the 70s, family and growing up. Starring Alfre Woodard, Delroy Linda and Zelda Harris.
Class is in session - Acting Class that is - when a young Denzel Washington is outshine by the underrated Larry Riley and the gone-too-soon Adolph Caesar and Harold Rollins Jr. in Norman Jewison's adaptation of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer-Prize winning A SOLDIER'S STORY.
Vince and Len love New Jack City. There really is nothing to say - Enjoy!
The emails are in and one of them stings...sharply. After that, Vince introduces the review of 1985's Fast Forward (starring Don Franklin and - remember Michael DeLorenzo?) and sits back to revel in Len's...niceness?
The Men of Micheaux have fun with the audience and Spike Lee's SCHOOL DAZE, playing trivia games and dishing out prizes at their special Philly Podcast Festival show.
Vince and Len break the Spike Lee seal to regale in the collegiate splendor and iciness of 1988's SCHOOL DAZE featuring Laurence Fishbourne, Giancarlo Esposito, the criminally under utilized Tisha Campbell-Martin and d@mn near the cast of Different World! But first shots are fired across the bow named Beyonce.
Vince and Len weigh in on the Sofia Coppola / The Beguile debate which takes them into a reexamination of daddy Francis' The Conversation which sweeps them into a description of some sacred movie cows and bottoms out with All Eyes On Me.
Celebrate the dawn of black Hollywood with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway and the scene stealing Nicholas Brothers in 20 Century's musical dynamite STORMY WEATHER.
Len has to watch THE LAST DRAGON once a day for every dollar donated to the special LIVE broadcast of the Micheaux Mission and Vince couldn't be happier with the night's results!
Fans of the show - our Micheaux Missionaries - really piped out loud about their favorite Black movie soundtrack which leads the Men down a rabbit hole of 80s music history before resting on the steady shores of director Barry Jenkins sophomore multiple Academy Award winning feature (Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali; Best Picture).
Vince and Len give their SPOILER-FILLED review of the surprise hit (to some) WONDER WOMAN before wondering how the world prepared for the emergence of Pam Grier from her ground-breaking work in Jack Hill's COFFY.
LeAnne Lindsay of the movie friendly blog Tinsel & Tine brings 2007's TALK TO ME on board the Mission to convince the Men that Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor (easier to spell than say!) were robbed of Oscar consideration due to the poor performance of the Petey Greene bio pic.
Buckle up; it's gonna be a bumpy ride on the old bicycle as the Men review Vince's favorite 'bad' movie - BABY BOY (2001), the John Singleton coming of age film starring a young Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson with a performance for the ages by Ving Rhames.
The Men litigate 'what is a Black film?' one more time and Len laments that no one likes him before they review one of Vince's favorite 'bad movies' - director Hype Williams' BELLY starring Das and DMX.
Vince returns from his European vacation with Roman wine on his breath, French pastry in his belly and respect for Five Guys lavatory. THEN after emails, Twitter check-in and a special thanks from a special guest, the Men launch into a breakdown break down of 2014's DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.
We welcome MIKE DENNIS of ReelBlack TV to not only discuss the insanely perverse DARKTOWN STRUTTERS (to hear HIM tell it) but also to introduce The Micheaux Men to the lovely TRINA PARKS, star of this genuine 70s artifact.
It started with a conversation about the history of Black Cops on television but we're all over the Lounge talking KRS-One vs PM Dawn, A 40-degree day named Jay Z, the return of Carl Weathers and a bunch of other stuff we weren't supposed to get into at all.
Award winning photographer Gordon Parks uses his childhood as inspiration for the mannered coming of age tale THE LEARNING TREE, which struggles with tone while staying on message throughout its running time.