Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
Race and sex bubble up in this college-based drama from Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton
After Boyz N the Hood (1991) and Poetic Justice (1993), writer-director Singleton shifted his attention from the ghetto to America's embattled universities and their struggle with multiculturalism.
Higher Learning enrols three new students (Epps, Swanson and Rapaport) at the fictional Columbus University and watches them evolve under the pressures of outside forces: black and white militancy, feminism and their new-found liberty.
The film lapses into polarized melodrama but it's a handsome piece, displaying a fair understanding of our desperate need to belong.
Ice Cube puts in another bristling performance for Singleton as a sloganeering brother, and Laurence Fishburne adds further quality as Epps's wise tutor.
Coming to cinemas, TV, DVD/Blu-ray, video-on-demand and Film4 Channel on July 5th is Ben Wheatley's latest, the Film4-backed A Field In England. And we're excited to unveil not only the new quad poste
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray experiments with James Franco's ambitious split screen adaptation of William Faulkner's Nobel Prize winning impressionistic stream of consciousness novel, As I Lay Dyin