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Black Ink Cinema creates a fun film club, dedicated to celebrating all things Black Cinema & TV, at the screenings we carefully select theatres where we welcome our audience with a pampered reception. With a mission of inclusivity to educate the black experience in celebration. Our Podcast aims to bring back to life some well-loved black lead movies, so we've round up a few friends and ask them to select a black lead film that they love and would like to discuss with me.
 
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SPACE JAM: ‘What’s up doc?’ Gbemi: “I love Steve Harvey!” Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast Episode 6, hosts the charismatic Gbemi Oladipo who chose to celebrate the childhood favourite ‘Space Jam’. Gbemi shares with us his interesting upbringing and his journey to comedy. We discuss his favourite comedians and his biggest inspirations. SPACE JAM, In a de…
 
BEVERLY HILLS COP: ‘Get the f%ck out of here! Akemnji: “Can you believe he was only 22 when he did Beverely Hills Cop!” “No one can test me on Dre or James Bond” Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast Episode 5, hosts the multifaceted Akemnji Ndifornyen who chose to celebrate the cult classic ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. Akemnji shares his love for this classic film, …
 
S4 EP4. SOUL ‘Can’t crush a soul here, that’s what life on earth is for’ Michael: “I found it very philosophical, which I have always been interested in” Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast Episode 4, hosts the creative talent Michael Odewale who chose to celebrate the award winning ‘Soul’. Michael shares how he relates to Joe Gardner, getting through lockd…
 
PRECIOUS: ‘The other day, I cried. But you know what? Fuck that day. That's why God, or whoever, makes other days.’ Fatiha Quote: “She is something beautiful from something horribleness” Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast Episode 3, hosts the glorious resilient Fatiha ElGhorri who chose to celebrate ‘Precious’. Fatiha speaks about the hope she took from Pr…
 
S4 EP2. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS: ‘You got a dream... You gotta protect it’ ‘You could have left me in the What’s App group by myself, and I would have argued with myself’ - Darran Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast Episode 2 hosts the brilliant comedian Darran Griffiths. For this episode Darran chose the heartwarming ‘The Pursuit Of Happyness’, we explore…
 
S4 EP1. BLACK PANTHER: ‘Wakanda Forever!’ We are kicking off series 4 of Black Ink Cinema’s Podcast with’ Britain's Got Talent 2022 WINNER’ the talented and hilarious Axel Blake. For this episode Axel chose the iconic Black Panther, why he loves it soo much and the impact it had on the culture. Axel also discusses with me his other business venture…
 
BOXING DAY: ‘Bruv, dem tings don’t work no more!’ Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa (King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind. I h…
 
Loved my chat with the inspiring Bobby Kasanga, after turning his life around father, community leader, author and founder of Hackney Wick FC has inspired others to follow suit. He chose the fresh Candyman which highlights themes of gentrification, police brutality and social inequality. https://theathletic.com/2677341/2021/06/28/how-hackney-wick-f…
 
Had a great time speaking with the funny Joe Jacobs, rapper and stand up comedian. He celebrated black cinema by picking Oscar winning Best Picture ‘Moonlight’. He spoke about why this film is important for everyone to see, the way it was brilliantly made and the outstanding performances. While touching upon Joe's favourite rappers and comedians. A…
 
It was a pleasure speaking with news reporter Antoine Allen, who joined us to celebrate black cinema. He chose 1991 cult classic ‘New Jack City’. We explored the different themes in the movie from drugs, exploitation and power. While touching upon Antoine's very impressive career. New Jack city, A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomania…
 
Gorgeous 'Secret Crush ITV' presenter Verona Rose, joined us to celebrate black cinema she chose 2006 ‘Phat Girlz’. We explored themes of the film, allowing black women to show their vulnerability and getting comfortable in our own skin. PHAT GIRLZ, an edgy comedy about two frustrated plus-sized women struggling to find love and acceptance in a wor…
 
BROWN SUGAR, friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive, do they dare stumble into romantic territory. Actor, comedian Babatunde’s film choice to celebrate black cinema is 2002 ‘Brown Sugar’. Unwillingly confessing his love for RomCom, unreasonable jealousy and his controversial top 5 favourite rappers. Instagram: @ba…
 
EQUALIZER, A retired operative is forced out of retirement to take up the fight against injustice once again. This week I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Kyrah about her film choice ‘Equalizer’. Everything she loves about Denzel, people who blame their zodiac sign for being a crappy person and her newfound love for ‘Grey's Anatomy’. 🚨Ava…
 
TRADING PLACES, A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist swap lives as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. I really enjoyed my chat with the lovely Dean, charming, insightful and easy to speak about a film we both love while visiting Eddie Murphy’s filmology. The infamous gorilla scene and tackling stereotypes. 🚨Available on ON ALL P…
 
FAISAL, newly arrived from Sudan, tries to find his way in America. Had an insightful chat with the brilliant Ola Labib about her unique film choice ‘Faisal Goes West’, Her shocking revelation of Denzel Washington and stalking her now husband. 🚨Available on ON ALL PLATFORMS 🚨 Instagram: @theolalabib @blackinkcinema @rachael_rnr Producer: @a.j.horto…
 
LIFE: ‘Half the men in this prison swear they're innocent, Claude. Don't you think that's kind of funny?’ In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century Had a great conversation with the straight talking Kae Kurd, dissecting ‘Life’ one of our favourites, gushing ove…
 
GIRLS TRIP: ‘I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful’ When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Had a laugh with the lovely Lola discussing one of our faves ‘Girl…
 
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND: ‘I am the father of this nation’ Scottish doctor Nicholas travels to Uganda and realises that he got much more than he bargained for. I caught up with Bamous legend Eddie Kadi. We had a great chat about his film choice and how important films like this are. We also delved into his love for Africa, travelling the continent…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | KG Tha Comedian x Rachael_RnR THE WOOD : “We should play this game for life, Mackin’ Hangin’ ” The extremely funny and talented KG Tha Comedian picks his favourite black cinema movie ‘THE WOOD’ and the parallels with his own life. The awkwardness of being a teenager and hormones manifesting at the worst times. Picking …
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Christopher Savage x Rachael_RnR RAY : “Hit the road, Jack And don't you come back No more, no more, no more, no more” Charmer comedian Chris Savage discusses his favourite black cinema movie ‘RAY’ and the versatility of @JamieFoxx. Why he prefers villains over heroes. Sharpening his acting craft and his dream biopic r…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Andrew Mensah x Rachael_RnR TOP FIVE : ‘I am telling you, everything means something’ Had so much fun with my friend comedian Andrew Mensah discussing hIs black cinema film choice ‘TOP FIVE’ Starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson. The infamous tampon scene, Andrew’s top 5 rappers and comedians. As this film tackles alc…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Matthew Hutchinson x Rachael_RnR GET OUT: ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste’ Doctor - Comedian - Dj Matt joins us on this week's podcast to discuss a modern cult classic ‘GET OUT’. How Get Out hit home for him, both being disappointed in Kanye and I might need your help creating the racism spreadsheet. Guest: @hutch…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Junior Booker x Rachael_RnR TRAINING DAY:‘King Kong ain't got shit on me! You gotta be a wolf to catch a wolf’ Witty comedian Junior Booker picks ‘Training Day’ a modern day classic, we discuss everything we love about the film and his admiration for Denzel Washington. Getting high on the job and winning accolades on m…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Destiny Ekaragha x Rachael_RnR SET IT OFF: ‘Four best friends fall on hard times, they take matters into their own hands. Robbing banks and attempting their biggest heist yet. I am joined by the queen herself, Ms Destiny Ekaragha director, writer and producer. Exploring everything we love about Set It Off, the importan…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Toussaint Douglass x Rachael_RnR THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET: "The Brother" (Joe Morton) is a mute alien on the run from two agents from his home planet. He tries to adapt to life in Harlem, by making friends and using his great abilities. This week I was joined by Jaheim Wicks himself, comedian Toussaint Douglass,…
 
BLACK INK CINEMA PODCAST S2 | Aurie Styla x Rachael_RnR SOUL MEN: Floyd and Louis are the backup duo for the legendary musician Marcus Hooks. Upon his death, the two are invited for a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theatre. The only problem is, they hate each other. I had the pleasure of discussing ‘Soul Men’ with the legendary garage skank'er hims…
 
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