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!
On the PREMIERE episode of WILD IN THE STREETS: A EUROCRIME PODCAST we’re looking at the two films which kick off Roberto Curti’s essential book Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980: 1968’s Bandits in Milan, as well as 1968’s Bandits In Rome! The first film takes a documentary approach to a real-life incident that took place in Milan, Italy in 1967 while the second film starts John Cassavetes as a bandit with a heart of gold who is locked away while his partner goes on a violent rampage. What did we think? Listen and find out!
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.