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The Reel Critic Roundtable: Blithe Spirit, I Care A Lot and Truth to Power

This week, the critics discussed, the movies Blithe Spirit, I Care A Lot, and Truth to Power. We also discussed, diversity in the industry and how there is so much lip service and not deep systematic diversity within the film industry – extending to film critics.

The Reel Critic Roundtable

Reggie Ponder Interviews Sam Pollard for his movie MlK/FBI

I got a chance to speak to director Sam Pollard about his documentary MLK/FBI. This was part of the AAFCA roundtable.

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic

You can see what the other critics had to say at the AAFCA Youtube channel https://youtu.be/4v03OBDEkHg

The Reel Critic Roundtable: MLK/FBI, Outside The Wire and One Night In Miami

This week the critics: Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and myself discussed the MLK/FBI documentary, Outside the wire and One Night In Miami. We also discussed a few issues surrounding streaming including the closing of Family Video, Netflix releasing a new movie every week in 2021 and the fact that Mandalorian becomes the first non-netflix show to top Nielsen streaming chart.

The Critics discuss MLK/FBI

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Mangrove, Red White and Blue, Nomadland, Mank and Dear Santa

The Critics look at 5 movies and we had so much fun. We discussed two of Steve McQueen’s new films in his new release of five films, Mangrove and Red White and Blue. We also discussed Frances McDormand in Nomadland, the film Mank, and the documentary Dear Santa. Then the critics discussed some issues including Warner Bros putting their entire 2021 slate on HBOMAX and James Corden accused of gay-face.

Jonita, Reggie, Kathia and Shawn Talk Movies

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Borat Subsequent MovieFilm, Over The Moon and The Witches

The Critics talked about Borat Subsequent MovieFilm, Over The Moon and The Witches. They also discussed the numerous documentaries about people of color.

Sonia Lowman Talks About Her Documentary Black Boys

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, interviews Sonia Lowman About her new film Black Boys. BLACK BOYS illuminates the spectrum of black male humanity in America. An intimate, inter-generational exploration, BLACK BOYS strives for insight to black identity and opportunity at the nexus of sports, education and criminal justice.

Sonia Lowman & Reggie Ponder Discuss Black Boys

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Black Box, Yellow Rose and The Forty Year Old version

This week the critic talk about three films: Black Box, Yellow Rose & The Forty Year Old Version. In this version we add Carolyn Hinds to the mix of Shawn Edwards, Kathia Woods and myself. We discussed, debated and had some fun. Check us out!

The Reel Critic Roundtable: On The Rocks, The Boys In The band and The Way I See It

This week the conversation got a bit heated and it wasn’t me. The fire came when discussing The Boys In The Band. Did we like it? well check out the discussion. We also talked about the romantic dramady On The Rocks. And talking about romance Peter Souza’s The Way I See It is a love letter to President Barack Obama and we talk about the bro-mance.

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Antebellum & Alone

This week the critics discuss Antebellum and Alone. Shawn Edwards declares this week a bad week for women and Kathia Woods and Lonita Cook agreed citing these too films as problematic. I chimed in too so check out the show and let us know your thoughts.

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Unhinged & The 24th

This week the critics (Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and Mercendez Springer) talk about Unhinged and The 24th. Academy Award© winner, Russell Crowe, stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we’ve all experienced – road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. THE 24TH tells the incredibly powerful andtimely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917.

We also talked about the many Black biopics that are coming out with dueling entities making two Aretha Franklin projects and two Mahalia Jackson projects. The conversation was unhinged, unscripted and uncensored!

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Shawn Edwards, Reggie Ponder, Kathia Woods and Mercendez Springer