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The Essentials: The Films of John Singleton [Podcast]

Pioneering filmmaker John Singleton passed away on April 28 and, at only 51, too soon. Today, on Be Reel, we reflect primarily on three entries from Singleton’s career: the seminal “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), the endlessly meme-able “Poetic Justice” (1993) and the unsung achievement “Rosewood” (1997). We were thrilled to be joined by novelist, […]

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John Singleton, Oscar-Nominated Director, May Have Suffered A Stroke

John Singleton, whose Boyz n the Hood remains one of the definitive movies of the 1990s, may have suffered a stroke and is hospitalized.Social media has erupted with shout-outs and prayers for the director, who is allegedly at Cedars Sinai. His current condition is unknown.Singleton was nominated for two Oscars – Best Director and Best […]

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