John Singleton

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What connects Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ to Shonda Rhimes and John Singleton?
From the Super Bowl to groundbreaking cinema: we jump down the rabbit hole, via a detour to Britney Spears

Larry Ryan

27, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Damson Idris: ‘Mum would dress me in a three-piece golden suit’
Peckham-born Damson Idris is a huge name in the US. But back here his star is still rising. He talks to Tim Lewis about breaking out in Snowfall, his American accent, joking with Jay-Z and the joy of dressing up

Tim Lewis

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton remembered at the Oscars ceremony
The Academy paid tribute to the film-maker in its In Memoriam montage

Guardian Film

10, Feb, 2020 @3:59 AM

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Higher Learning: in praise of John Singleton's forgotten masterwork
The late writer-director’s 1995 college-set drama was met with a lukewarm reception on release but, looking back, its themes were eerily prescient

Dream McClinton

04, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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John Singleton obituary
Oscar-nominated film director whose powerful debut, Boyz N the Hood, depicted life on the streets of South Central Los Angeles

Ryan Gilbey

30, Apr, 2019 @7:01 AM

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John Singleton: maverick director with a radical edge
Boyz N the Hood sent audiences reeling and marked the start of an uneven career for a writer-director whose films were rooted in lived experience

Peter Bradshaw

29, Apr, 2019 @8:45 PM

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Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51
Singleton, who was the first African-American to be nominated for the best director Oscar, led a resurgence in mainstream black film-making in the 1990s

Andrew Pulver

29, Apr, 2019 @8:38 PM

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Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton to be taken off life support
The family of the Oscar-nominated writer-director has announced that the 51-year-old will be taken off life support after suffering a stroke

Benjamin Lee

29, Apr, 2019 @5:40 PM

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'I was terrified I was going to be a flash in the pan': the people who made Oscars history
What’s it like to be a barrier-breaking nominee? Two 2018 hopefuls consider their achievements, while John Singleton, the first African American to be nominated best director, recalls his Oscar night

Interviews by Cath Clarke, Steve Rose and Ryan Gilbey

02, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Boyz N the Hood review – a blistering humanitarian classic that has not dated
John Singleton’s fluent, stylish and powerful film about life in South Central LA, watched again 25 years after its release, impresses with its lack of cynicism

Peter Bradshaw

27, Oct, 2016 @8:00 PM

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Black films matter – how African American cinema fought back against Hollywood
The late 80s and 90s heralded a breakthrough led by Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood. At first, Hollywood embraced this wave of talent, then it ignored it. Now, in the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, black film is rising again

Steve Rose

13, Oct, 2016 @5:44 PM

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John Singleton: police brutality 'goes all the way back to slavery'
First African American to be nominated for best director Oscar calls police attitudes in the US symptomatic of ‘inherent, systemic racism’

Catherine Shoard

29, Jul, 2016 @10:33 AM

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