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Wednesday, August 8 2012

High Art or Hood Film: John Singleton’s 'Boyz n the Hood'

When Boyz n the Hood was released in 1991, I wanted to see it. All of my friends wanted to see it. We were all 11 or 12, and we all wanted to see it for the same reasons our parents didn’t want us to see it; it was about the hood.


Monday, January 9 2012

The Worst Films of 2011

Nothing is more punishing than a bad movie. With these ten, 2011's torture was truly painful.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 27 2011

'Abduction' Fails to Turn Taylor Lautner into an Action Star

Taylor Lautner does the tinny script no favors: in an early partying scene, he's spectacularly awkward, and in general seems most comfortable when engaging in his go-to move of aw-shucks shirt removal.


Wednesday, November 3 2010

30 for 30: Marion Jones: Press Pause

John Singleton sets up a provocative central dilemma for his documentary, Marion Jones: Press Pause: how could she could have gone so wrong?


Wednesday, January 4 2006

Four Brothers (2005)

'I grew up in sunny southern California, and I'm not used to snow,' says John Singleton. 'I wanted to do a movie with snow in it, so here it is.'"


Thursday, August 11 2005

Four Brothers (2005)

In between the guilt-tripping and the domestic melodrama, the boys argue over priorities.


Monday, September 29 2003

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

'It's the juxtaposition, like Sergio Leone would do that really well.'"


Baby Boy (2001) [31.Dec.94]
Shaft (2000) [31.Dec.94]

News

Thursday, August 23 2007

Five questions for 'Illegal Tender' producer John Singleton

John Singleton was back in town last week to talk about his new movie, "Illegal Tender," opening nationwide Friday. It's what Singleton calls "a straight-up


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