We begin THE ROAD TO 200 with a stop at 1925 with our namesake - writer / director / producer / distributor Oscar Micheaux and his poignant drama Body And Soul that gave us the film debut of Paul Robeson. STAY TUNED after the episode for a bonus UNEDITED Micheaux After Dark about Movie Snacks.
Vince and Len discuss the old manness of Walter Mosley and the don'ts of the card game UNO before visiting the thespian Paul Robeson once again for the experimental silent film Borderline by Kenneth MacCready.
Vince and Len catch up on feedback and news from the Missionaries then enjoy their first foray into the filmography of Paul Robeson, the groundbreaking The Emperor Jones.
Dorothy Dandridge stars but young Phillip Hepburn steals the spotlight in this sweet unassuming rural drama about education, love and growth...with nary a racial overtone to be found. And Harry Belafonte is in it, too.
Vince and Len are mixed on a Prince biopic but all in for everything about What's Love Got To Do With It?, the Tina (and Ike) Turner biography starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne and apparently Phyllis Stickney's back.
Ossie Davis directs J.E. Franklin's Off-Broadway critically acclaimed family drama, touching on multiple generations of black womanhood under one roof. A good story let down by poor direction.
Diana Ross gives an Academy Award nominated performance, Bill Dee Williams smolders on screen and Richard Pryor crackles in the only biopic of the legendary Billie Holiday. That’s what the critics say. Vince and Len have ‘other thoughts’ on the matter.
Summer Willow and Caren Jones of the Ladies Luv Hip-Hop podcast sit down to 'dissect LIFE (1999)to death' from two opposite sides of the coin. Plus, is this Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence's best cinematic work.
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.
Vince and Len close out their celebration of THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING with an appreciation of Jeffrey Wright in 2008's Cadillac Records, with Adrian Brody, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short and Mos Def. Oh yeah -- and Beyonce.
December presents THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING and we kick things off with Don Cheadle in his scene-stealing performance as ‘Mouse’ in DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995), the Carl Franklin film noir adaptation of Walter Mosley’s pulp crime novel starring Denzel Washington as reluctant private eye Easy Rawlins.
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.
Vince and Len have a some deep thoughts on the execution and advertising of Oprah Winfrey's 1998 adaptation of Toni Morrison's powerful 'slave horror narrative' and the contributions of director Jonathan Demme and stars Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and especially Kimberly Elise.
After giving serious consideration to the comedy of Eddie Murphy, the adaptation of Boomerangand how to create good TV drama, Len takes Vince on trip to his childhood where he first ran across The Defiant Ones.
Sidney Poitier and Eartha Kitt are both renowned for electrifying the screen with their presence but the sparks are low in this unique film for 1950s Hollywood.
Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr. electrify the screen in 1959's ANNA LUCASTA but do they overpower their costars to the detriment of the film? Vince and Len work it out.
Media guru and devoted Missionary RICHARD NG brings his heritage, his culture and his insight to Planet Brooklyn to join the Men for a truly deep dive into director Edward Zwick's GLORY, featuring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and an Oscar winning performance by Denzel Washington.
Has there ever been a movie about a group of friends that snapped crackled and popped as hard as 1996's SET IT OFF? Starring the crunch berries of Jada Pinkett, Vivica Fox, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise, this flick got the nerve to have Blair "Chocolate Milk" Underwood all poured in it too!
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.
Kerry Washington swaps Scandals for Swindling in the heist film wrapped around a family drama from writer-director Demane Davis and boy, is it good!