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The Reel Critic Roundtable: Greenland, Another Round, Fatale and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

This week, the critics (Shawn Edwards, Kathia Woods, Mercendez Springer and Reggie Ponder discuss Greenland, Another Round, Fatale and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. We also discuss several industry issues.

Is Hollywood so White because we don’t support Hollywood so Black?

The issue of Hollywood so White has been a constant issue across decades.  Now and again there are these moments when Black films and actors rise to the surface and shine but these moments are not long-lasting.  I got a chance to discuss the latest crop of Black movies and their recent success at the SAG Awards on The Maggie Linton Show on SiriusXM Urban View.

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The Oscars in LA LA Land

La La Land is the darling of Hollywood with 14 Oscar nominations.  Will La La Land walk away a big winner? I discuss the potential winners and losers and well as the new release Get Out with Matt Fagerholm (@IndieOutlook),  Jean de St. Aubin (Executive Director of the Gene Siskel Film Center) and hosts Jesse Menendez and Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp on 91.1 FM Chicago/Vocalo.org

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Fences: Stephen Henderson & Jovan Adepo Talk with Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic

Fences stars and is directed by Denzel Washington.  Reggie Ponder got a chance to talk to two of the ensemble members about the film.

 

Reggie Ponder at Mather’s – More Than a Cafe: 33 E. 83rd Street in Chicago This Friday 5/1/15 1pm-2pm

I’m speaking this week at Mather’s – More Than a Cafe on 33 E. 83rd Street COME JOIN ME!! 1pm-2pm!

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Reggie’s Movie Update: Get on Up Review

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