TIA WHITFIELD of Millennial High Radio loves THE BEST MAN (1999) even though she has some definitive feelings about the motivations of some of the characters. There's something about a lady wearing a choker that makes the Mission really sing!
The Men of Micheaux review the Academy's selections for the 2019 Oscar nominees, eagerly looking for slots to stick in the woefully under appreciated 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
Brooklyn is the place where the intellectuals meet as our resident 'prof' Vince Williams sits down with Fordham's Lisa M. Gill, PhD for a learned tete-a-tete on Spike Lee's 'fuller' length bio pic MALCOLM X featuring a riveting performance by Denzel Washington. Oh - and co-host Len Webb and NYC writer/designer George Carmona say hello once or twice 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.
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.
Yup! It's 'Hollywood' from Ava DuVernay's hit OWN network drama 'Queen Sugar' - OMAR DORSEY - chatting with the Men about A Face In The Crowd, the lure of 'the Howard Woman', his time as America's 'Cookie', the amazing Tommy Davidson and Savion Glover, the Spike influence and his yearly devotion to the dark satire, 2000's Bamboozled. PLUS - more loveliness from songstress Carmen Rodgers!
Mixologist SUMMER WILLOW FITCH tosses together a delish concoction called Mo' Better (an adult drink or so I'm told) and joins the Men for a review of 1990's Spike Lee sexy drama MO' BETTER BLUES, starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and introducing Cynda Williams.
The Men of the Mission sit down with actor DORIAN MISSICK (Animal Kingdom) to dig all into Spike Lee's CLOCKERS with name drops on Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer and a peek behind the steel of Marvel's Luke Cage, starring future guest of the MIcheaux Mission and MRS. DORIAN MISSICK - Simone 'Misty Knight' Missick.
Spike Lee takes the first screenplay from a then little known Suzan-Lori Parks, casts the sultry Theresa Randle in the lead role, cobbles together a soundtrack from Prince odds and ends and presents...the jury's still out on just what Girl 6 is, really. Even the Men are at opposite ends with this one.
Our first stop in Spike Town brings us to CHI-RAQ, the director's re-imagining of a Greek sex farce set to the sights sounds and urgency of a bloodied Chicago, starring Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes and featuring Teyonah Parris.
MICHEAUX MISSION theme - "Nola" by Bill Lee/Ronnie Dyson