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The Reel Critic Roundtable: Chadwick Boseman Impact, Tenet & Mulan

The week the critics discuss Tenet and Mulan. But before Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards, Sharronda Williams and myself talked movies, we were joined by Michele Prettyman Ph.D. (Assistant Professor Mercer University Scholar of Film, Race and Visual CultureMedia Consultant) and Terri Prettyman Bowles (writer, content curator and a co-founder of Daughters of Eve Media) to talk about the loss and the impact of Chadwick Boseman. suffice it to say, while he will be missed he left a footprint that will live forever.

The Critics discuss Chadwick Boseman, Tenet and Mulan

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: Project Power, Lovecraft Country & P-Valley

This week the critics talk about Project Power, Lovecraft Country and P-Valley. Emmanuel Noisette join Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and myself for a spirited discussion on these films, the quality of film overall during the pandemic and real veal our favorite dance movies. But when I say spirited, I mean heated and this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Well, you shouldn’t miss any episodes.

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Kathia, Reggie, Shawn & Emmanuel

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Work It & Black Is King

This week the critics (Shawn Edwards, Kathis Woods, Carolyn Hinds and myself) talk about the Netflix movie Work It and the Disney+ presentation Black Is King. We also talk about how creating content is not just good for the greater community by presenting diverse images but it is also good for business. Finally we look at black networks like Bounce, Aspire, TV One & Own and what they need to survive. And we had a special guest, fashionista and dancer extraordinaire, Bobbi Ponder.

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Work It & Black Is King

The Reel Critic Roundtable: Radioactive & The Fight S1E4

“Where Black Film Critics come to discuss, debate and have fun”

This week the critics, Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and special guest Ronda racha Penrice come together to discuss the movie Radioactive, a film about Marie Currie and the documentary, The Fight which looks at the ACLU and four important cases they are fighting. We talk a little bit about Nas. Yes, that’s right Nas! We look at Beyonce’s Black is King and discuss if Disney is right for this very provocative content and we have a lille fun!

The Reel Critic Roundtable

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.

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story – Esaw Garner & Roee Messinger speak about the project. Part 1

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, speaks to Esaw Garner, the widow of Eric Garner and Roee Messinger about the project American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

Esaw Garner and Roee Messinger speak 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.