On the final episode of THE FILMS OF JOHN SINGLETON we’re looking at his sequel/reimagining of SHAFT starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and a returning Richard Roundtree as (Uncle) Shaft! After that we take a look at the career of John Singleton as a whole, and rank his nine film filmography. Check it out!
Our look at the filmography of the great John Singleton continues with two of his mid-period films, starting with the often-brutal historical drama ROSEWOOD from 1997, followed by the coming-of-age comedy-drama BABY BOY from 2001. Also, we had already recorded this and Liam deleted it. HEAR THE WEARINESS IN OUR VOICES. Enjoy!
On this episode of The Films of John Singleton we’re doubling up one of his most interesting – and prescient – features with a film from one of the biggest franchises of all time! We start by taking a look at 1995’s HIGHER LEARNING, a sometimes stodgy but ultimately worthwhile look at the various troubles and conflicts that occur among a group of college freshmen. Then we move onto the eye-blistering neon of the big-budget 2003 sequel 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS!
Our look at the filmography of John Singleton continues, starting with the 1993 romantic drama POETIC JUSTICE (with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur), followed by the gritty action film FOUR BROTHERS from 2005. Before that, we also chat about the Singleton-directed music video for Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”! Check it out!
Here’s the video for Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”, directed by John Singleton!
Recognizing that despite the varied lineup of podcasts on the Cinema Smorgasbord network we didn’t have one devoted to a black filmmaker we’ve decided to launch The Films of John Singleton, a short-term podcast project covering the entire filmography of the late director. On our first episode we examine Singleton’s first and last films, starting with the incredible Boyz n The Hood (for which he became the first black director to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars, as well as being the youngest ever nominee) followed by the Taylor Lautner action vehicle Abduction from 2011.