As I was driving to work today, I was reminded of the seminal 1990’s film Boyz in the Hood by way of a National Public Radio piece that summarized the story of how the movie was made and its lasting legacy. A college film student by the name of John Singleton wrote and directed this powerful depiction of life in South Central Los Angeles, a community in the late eighties that was struggling with gang violence. With a strong cast and script, BITH went on to have both commercial and critical success, launching the acting careers of Cuba Gooding Jr. and the rapper Ice Cube. A Blu-ray edition has been released and will be here soon.
Boyz in the hood