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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: Wonder Woman 1984, Promising Young Woman and Pieces of A Woman

In this episode the critics discuss Wonder Woman, Promising Young Woman and Pieces of A Woman.

Kathia Woods, Reggie Ponder and Shawn Edwards

The Reel Critic Roundtable: The Personal Life Of David Copperfield, Words On Bathroom Walls and Social Unrest impact on entertainment

This week the critics talk about two movies, The Personal Life of David Copperfield and Words on Bathroom Walls. And you guessed it, there was no consensus. This discussion was all the way live. Reggie’s critic for a minute, well maybe more than a minute, was about the stress and trauma of this moment of racial awakening. Later, all the critics weigh in on what role critics can play during these very difficult times.

The Reel Critic Roundtable: The role & importance of Black critics and The personal Life of David Copperfield & Words on Bathroom Walls

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

The Reel Critic RoundTable: The Old Guard & Fatal Affair

This week Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, is joined by Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and Carolyn Hinds to discuss The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne and Fatal Affair starring Nia Long, Omar Epps and Stephen Bishop. We also discuss what movies we recommend for people who want to learn about the Black Experience and Culture. Finally, we talk about bingeing on particular series.

Shawn Edwards provides some great picks for pics to watch

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, talks to film critic extraordinaire about movie to watch while at home.

LOVE Hair Love

I got a chance to catch up with Matthew Cherry, director of the Oscar Nominated Best Animated Short film, Hair Love at the African American Film Critic Association Awards where he was award Breakthrough Director. I also spoke to Producer Karen Rupert Toliver and Directors Everett Downing jr and Bruce W. Smith.

I’m going to post the interviews but nothing can say it better than the actual film. This Film is SO IMPORTANT, SO FANTASTIC and SO TOUCHING. This should be seen by all and I hope it inspires, encourages and breaks down barriers. A towering achievement for such a short film. It connects personally, culturally and universally. MUCH LOVE to HAIR LOVE

Here’s the film

Here’s Matthew Cherry and I talking about the film

Here I am talking to Producer Karen Rupert Toliver and Directors Everett Downing jr and Bruce W. Smith.

Lost Gurl Stars Talk About Film

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, caught up with Lost Gurl stars Simeon Henderson & Kristin E. Ellis at the 2019 Black Harvest Film Festival. They talk about their characters, the film overall and what it was like working together.

Lost Gurl Stars: Simeon Henderson & Kristin E. Ellis talk with Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic.

Black Comedy Month: Richard Pryor

This month is Black Comedy Month and I will showcase a few “Black Comedy Month Movie Moments” throughout the month. Each shine a light on some of the best comedians in the world showcasing their cinematic achievements. This one features Richard Pryor.

To see all of the segments you can go to http://www.blackcomedymonth.com

Black Comedy Month

Brian Banks On His Movie And Forgiveness

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic caught up with Brian Banks to talk about his movie. In this excerpt he talks about the film as well as the issue of forgiveness.