BOYZ N THE HOOD (MA15+)
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Great to see this seminal African-American drama back on the popular platforms after a long time out of circulation. Both Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube were never this great again, playing two close friends navigating very different paths through the dangerous gangland conflicts that hit South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s. An important foundation stone of hip-hop culture that captures a time, place and state of mind still very relevant today. If you have fallen hard for latter-day streetwise biopics such as Straight Outta Compton, you owe it to yourself to go back to where it all started. Co-stars Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut.