Vince and Len start off 2019 in style and with much class, reviewing director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the late James Baldwin's mesmerizing novel IF BEALE STREET TALK, featuring Stephen James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Micheal Beach and the debut lead of Kiki Layne.
HERE WE GO! Tyler Perry. Taraji P. Henson. ACRIMONY. Len pulls a thriller curveball on Vince for Halloween Horror month with the 2018 flick that legendarily infuriated Len when back when and now may proof to be the bridge too far for the Men of Micheaux.
Writer/director Terence Nance has created a literal poem of a movie, a heartfelt exploration of one man's feeling for his homie-lover-friend, that has enthralled Vince and Len unlike any film before on the Mission.
Vince and Len moderate a free-wheeling talkback at a special screening of Boots Riley's SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Special thanks to Jacob Mazer and BMFI for the invite.
Straight from Crooklyn better known as Brooklyn, Vince and Len welcome the brilliant Grand Duchess of Tech - TATIANA KING of Loud Speaker Network's Fan Bros Show - to talk Star Trek, appropriating IP and the fearless foursome that made GIRL's TRIP the breakout movie of 2017.
The 2015 indy film Tangerine rewrites the Hollywood playbook on representation and presentation with a slice of transgender life in the offbeat madcap tradition of the great comedies of yesteryear, created on the iPhones of tomorrow.
Vince and Len review one of the most slept on films of 2016 - Colm McCarthy's THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS - featuring mesmerizing performances by Sennia Nenua and Glenn Close.
The Men of Micheaux really like ATTACK THE BLOCK and really want to talk all about the film debut of Star Wars' John Boyega but first they - code for Len - has to get a big slice of ACRIMONY off his chest! Edited for impressionable ears.
Vince and Len host a very special Facebook Live edition of the Micheaux Mission where they reveal their heartfelt feelings on the culture touchstone that is Marvel Studio's BLACK PANTHER.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis shine in August Wilson's FENCES, a movie that speaks to Vince and Len in completely different but special ways.
Vince & Len are back with emails, Stevie Wonder via Macy Gray, Nat King Cole, Della Reese becomes Michael Landon and a review of AFTER EARTH (2013) starring Will and Jaden Smith.
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 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.
Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics returns packing heat - her social media team Corin Wilson & Jasmin Carroll - and unique perspectives on director Jordan Peele's horror thriller GET OUT and leaves with Black movie homework for the Men of Micheaux.
If it wasn't for Vince's requesting this movie for his birthday, Len would have seen Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION and would've spared himself the outrage that the reprehensibly bad film spawned inside of him.
Acclaimed actors Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo lend immense prestige to director Mira Nair's heartfelt sports drama but it is Madina Nalwanga and the first time acting children of this beautiful, humble and dangerous city in Africa who bring the #1 spice for sure! Walt Disney should be proud. Featuring Young Cardamom & HAB - #1 Spice
Comedian Chris Rock casts himself as a comic slash actor who has lost his way in the Hollywood machine through no fault but his own struggling to swim in self redemptive waters as reporter Rosario Dawson paddles nearby with a life preserver. The romantic comedy / satire / tour de force that _______________ was born to play.
Writer-Director Gina Prince Bythewood has pulled exceptional star-making performances from two young leads - Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker - whose careers shine as brilliant as the sunsets chased by the cinematographer. But is this all sheen and no foundation underneath?
Emayatzy Corinealdi gives a riveting performance as a woman struggling aginast the self-inflicted bars she's planted around her life while her husband sits behind them literally. Ava Duvernay directs the hell out of this 2012 drama, if the Men are to be believed.
Writer-director Neil Drumming's examination at growing old with hip-hop is a wordy Dear John to the culture as well as the manchild during the 2008 election of Barack Obama, starring Dorian Missick, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Darien Sills-Evans and Yaya DaCosta.
MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson