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Two Men. One Podcast. Every Black Film Ever Made. Len Webb and Vince Williams are on the MICHEAUX MISSION - to watch and review every Black feature film ever released.
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B.A.P.S (1997)

B.A.P.S (1997)

2020-08-0501:14:48

Could this be the real Academy Award worthy performance from Halle Berry? Is this a prelude to Oscar for Martin Landau? Is B.A.P.S (1997) an under appreciated comic tour-de force? CAN ROGER EBERT BE WRONG? Or were director Robert Townsend and screenwriter Troy Beyer wrong? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deep Cover (1992)

Deep Cover (1992)

2020-07-2901:27:39

Vince and Len try to look at Gone With The Wind from a black perspective and review the 2020 Emmy Award nominations for 'colorful' notables before waxing poetic like Iceberg Slim on director Bill Duke's 90s film noir Deep Cover featuring a panther-like performance from 'Larry' Fishburne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Goofy Movie (1995)

A Goofy Movie (1995)

2020-07-2201:22:23

Len’s selection this week is 1995’s A GOOFY MOVIE, reportedly ‘The Blackest Disney Movie Ever'. A high bar considering The Proud Family Movie, The Princess and The Frog and arguably Song of The South. But not too high to trip over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One False Move (1992)

One False Move (1992)

2020-07-1501:25:26

Director Carl Franklin injects race into film noir via Michael Beach and the sultry Cynda Williams for a crunchy crime drama from 1992 'One False Move' starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton. Stay tuned for the rascally rabbit sonnets at the end of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarafina (1992)

Sarafina (1992)

2020-07-0801:23:19

It's almost a 3-for-1 as Len and Vince give their thoughts on the feature adaptation of HAMILTON (featuring the 'undiscovered' Renee Elise Goldsberry), the luminous BLACK ORPHEUS of 1959 and the soaring sounds of 1992's SARAFINA with the star making performance of Leleti Khumalo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mahogany (1975)

Mahogany (1975)

2020-07-0101:29:29

We present a BONUS Black Music Month episode as we travel to Rome circa 1975 with Mister Creepy of the 60s Anthony Perkins, 70s sex symbol Billy Dee Williams and the Lady herself - Diana Ross - for a fashionably daring shade of MAHOGANY - directed by Mister Motown, Berry Gordy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard (1992)

2020-06-2401:25:47

Vince and Len close out Black Music Month with a crescendo by celebrating the #1 selling soundtrack of all-time, which may be the true star of the melodramatic romance thriller THE BODYGUARD, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in her feature film debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sparkle (2012)

Sparkle (2012)

2020-06-1701:25:19

The Men of Micheaux visit the 2012 remake of the 70s girl group drama starring Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, an uncompromising Michael Epps and the final feature performance of Whitney Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls (2006)

2020-06-1001:20:58

With Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in the cast, this is easily one of the Men's favorite episodes. Eddie Murphy shines as he never has before and Beyonce is Beyonce, for all the good and bad that portends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fame (1980)

Fame (1980)

2020-06-0301:33:16

Irene Cara and the enigmatic Gene Anthony Ray outshine the highlighted stars of the gritty high school musical drama from the 80s that changed and created a film genre unto itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Thing With Two Heads didn't have to be the mess that it proves to be but at least it gives the Men of Micheaux an opportunity to highlight the career of Ray Milland and the under appreciated Don Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The New Barbarians (1983)

The New Barbarians (1983)

2020-05-2001:07:38

Vince has some explaining to do after subjecting Len to the 'Mother, May I...' crucible of 1983's THE NEW BARBARIANS starring Fred Williamson and ITALY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vince and Len celebrate the careers of Andre Harrell of Uptown Records, 70s soul singer Betty Wright and the immortal rock & roll legend Little Richard who left us this past week in May 2020 then climb into the Navigator for a torturous Johnson Family Vacation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
James Bond the Third is a slam dunk in the classic basketball comedy of the 70s while hoop legends Julius 'Dr. J' Erving and Meadowlark Lemon leave their charisma on their home courts. Stockard Channing and Margaret Avery - do they talk about this?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Men of Micheaux shares their thoughts on Kenya Burris' Netflix 'original' series BlackAF before diving into the 1978 cautionary family drama A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich, starring Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry Scott and Helen Martin as you've never seen her before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mo' Money (1992)

Mo' Money (1992)

2020-04-2201:13:41

Damon Wayans shares the screen with brother Marlon Wayans and green-eyed temptress Stacy Dash in the action rom-com MO’ MONEY. One reviewer wishes he shared a bit of his charm with his colleagues as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Men of Micheaux try to crack the code of Tyler Perry’s NOBODY’S FOOL - the code that made guest Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse watch the film faithfully once a week for the last month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Micheaux Mission celebrate their 200th episode with a special live presentation at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live with DJ Skeme Richards setting the mood for their review of 1971's SHAFT starring Richard Roundtree and directed by Gordon Parks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vince and Len finally sit down for a full season one review of STAR TREK PICARD on CBS All-Access. 10 episodes of Trek memberberries equals two distinct points of view. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

2020-04-0101:25:121

Vince and Len take to Facebook Live to celebrate favorite filmmakers to spent the quarantine with, see what’s the fuss with Altered Carbon and debate 2020’s perspective on Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT while reminiscing on the voice of a long lost actress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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