Movie Mandates: Black Is King (New Year’s Resolutions)


Welcome to Movie Mandates, a review show in which sibling cinephiles Andrew and Keleigh force each other to watch movies according to a monthly theme!  Considering that it is now 2023, I figured it was finally time to see what all the fuss over Beyoncé is about.  I hear she’s kind of a big deal and I would do well to maybe hear some of her music.  Well, January’s theme is, fittingly, New Year’s Resolutions, so I mandated my sister watch Black Is King, because if I have to familiarize myself with a modern pop star, so does she.

BREAKING NEWS: My sister knows exactly who Beyoncé is, why she’s a big deal, and can name several songs from her oeuvre.

  • 0:00 – Trivial Trivia
  • 6:15 – Black Is King review
  • 55:29 – Next episode’s mandated movie

We’ll be back in two weeks with another mandated movie.  If you’d like to watch it, click here to find where it’s streaming or available to rent.

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Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by Andrew Eisen and Keleigh Eisen.  Music in the show includes “To the Top” by Silent Partner and is used with permission.  Movie Mandates logo and art by Lynndy Lee.