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Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb & Vince Williams are on THE MICHEAUX MISSION. Available on iTunes & Soundcloud

Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb & Vince Williams are on THE MICHEAUX MISSION. Available on iTunes & Soundcloud
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Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb & Vince Williams are on THE MICHEAUX MISSION. Available on iTunes & Soundcloud






Ep 48 - Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Mixologist SUMMER WILLOW FITCH tosses together a delish concoction called Mo' Better (an adult drink or so I'm told) and joins the Men for a review of 1990's Spike Lee sexy drama MO' BETTER BLUES, starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and introducing Cynda Williams.

Duration: 01:39:01

Ep 47 - Within Our Gates (1920)

The Men announce the next celebrity jumping onboard the Mission to pull a spike out of the rails before they settle in for a historic review of the oldest Black film written, produced and directed by our namesake, the legendary Oscar Micheaux, titled WITHIN OUR GATES from 1920.

Duration: 00:55:17

The BINGE LOUNGE ep 1 - TV's Black Renaissance

There have been numerous television shows over the years featuring actors and stories rich in the hues and culture of the African diaspora but has there ever been a time when the picks were equally as rich in quality. Vince and Len take a fun look at QUEEN SUGAR (OWN), ATLANTA (FX), INSECURE (HBO), LUKE CAGE (Netflix) withs stops at Greenleaf, The Get Down and even a trip back to In The Heat of The Night.

Duration: 05:18:11

Ep 45 - Action Jackson (1988)

The Men sat down and watched Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity and a car get upstaged by a not-yet-fully-formed Sharon Stone and lived to tell the story. And oh what a story their review of ACTION JACKSON turns out to be!

Duration: 00:57:19

Ep 43 - Coming to America (1988)

SIMONE MISSICK (Marvel's Luke Cage) sits down with the Men to discuss each and every theme, meme, line of dialogue, actor and actress and musical Easter eggs that make COMING TO AMERICA the most beloved Eddie Murphy movie of them all.

Duration: 01:54:27

Ep 42 - Abby (1974)

The Men enjoy their first live event, a night of food, fun and film reviewing the infamous blaxploitation horror romp ABBY (1974) with special guests Tom & Mark of the Don't Touch My Coffin podcast

Duration: 01:33:30

Ep 39 - Ganja & Hess (1973)

Technical difficulties can't keep the Men of Micheaux from their appointed duty to review emails and critique director Bill Gunn's intriguing 'vampire' urban-gothic Ganja & Hess. And who else to critique it with than the person who brought it to our attention, Ashlee of the Girls Will Be Ghouls podcast and Graveyardshift Sisters.

Duration: 01:38:11

Ep 36 - Cotton Comes To Harlem

Listener feedback, winning iTunes comments, a running commentary and the coolest man ever to walk the planet. COTTON COMES TO HARLEM in 1970 with smoothness and wit following close behind.

Duration: 01:45:33

Ep 35 - Top Five (2014)

Comedian Chris Rock casts himself as a comic slash actor who has lost his way in the Hollywood machine through no fault but his own struggling to swim in self redemptive waters as reporter Rosario Dawson paddles nearby with a life preserver. The romantic comedy / satire / tour de force that _______________ was born to play.

Duration: 01:31:01

Ep 34 - Purlie Victorious (1963)

The episode has listener email, Twitter commentary, several huge announcements, impromptu guest appearances from Tribbles with Red Capes and a critical look at a quirky piece of cinema from Ossie Davis - PURLIE VICTORIOUS

Duration: 02:31:51

Ep 33 - Beyond The Lights (2014)

Writer-Director Gina Prince Bythewood has pulled exceptional star-making performances from two young leads - Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker - whose careers shine as brilliant as the sunsets chased by the cinematographer. But is this all sheen and no foundation underneath?

Duration: 02:48:06

Ep 32 - The Monkey Hustle (1976)

Yaphet Kotto in a comedy. Talented young actors speaking a jive dialect unlike any spoken before. Rudy Ray Moore exists. The Monkey Hustle. What is The Monkey Hustle? The movie doesn't know. Do you?

Duration: 01:07:25

Ep 30 - Clockers (1995)

The Men of the Mission sit down with actor DORIAN MISSICK (Animal Kingdom) to dig all into Spike Lee's CLOCKERS with name drops on Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer and a peek behind the steel of Marvel's Luke Cage, starring future guest of the MIcheaux Mission and MRS. DORIAN MISSICK - Simone 'Misty Knight' Missick.

Duration: 01:42:21

Ep 29 - The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

The 1980s may have been a renaissance for science fiction movies with Star Wars and its sequels, Star Trek and Buckaroo Banzai lighting the skies and filling the seats. But a non-descript science fiction-ish slavery allegory set in the rumbling streets of Harlem offers a more cerebral thoughtful brand of galactic whimsy.

Duration: 02:00:18

Ep 28 - To Sleep With Anger (1990)

How do you transplant a good old fashion Southern Gothic onto the boiling streets of 1990s Los Angeles? Writer/director Charles Burnett makes it so in a tale rich with mysticism, symbolism and cynicism starring Danny Glover, Mary Alice and the award-winning Sheryl Lee-Ralph.

Duration: 02:12:47

Ep 27 - Paradise In Harlem (1939)

Return with us to the 1930s, when the independent spirit of creativity shown itself in the 'race films' that played theaters in Negro parts of town and in the hoofers, clowns and saucy sirens that populated those cheap celluloid fare. But whispering from below the musical numbers and paper-thin mob tale of PARADISE IN HARLEM is a commentary on black lives and a time capsule of forgotten talent.

Duration: 02:01:22

Ep 27A - Beyond Star Trek Beyond

Vince and Len are movie fans as well as big Star Trek fans as this peak behind the pics proves in explicit detail. (EXPLICIT WARNING)

Duration: 00:32:51

Ep 26 - The Black Klansman (1966)

From 1966 comes the story of black man portrayed by a white man playing a black man who pretends to be a white man so he can infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan to avenge the death of his daughter. If you don't believe us, it's all there in the movie's theme song. This scathing drama from the minds of director Ted V. Mikels and producer Joe Solomon (The Corpse Grinders) has to be seen to be believed.

Duration: 01:53:32

Ep 25 - Eve's Bayou (1997)

The Men welcome Dr. Michele Prettyman Beverly by way of Mercer University in Georgia to take a trip further Louisiana and 1997's EVE'S BAYOU. Starring Lynn Whitfield, Samuel Jackson, Debbie Morgan and Diahann Carroll, this essential of black cinema features star making performances by young Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Goode.

Duration: 01:14:30

Ep 24 - Girl 6 (1996)

Spike Lee takes the first screenplay from a then little known Suzan-Lori Parks, casts the sultry Theresa Randle in the lead role, cobbles together a soundtrack from Prince odds and ends and presents...the jury's still out on just what Girl 6 is, really. Even the Men are at opposite ends with this one.

Duration: 01:10:59

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