The Strength of Street Knowledge: Our favourite ‘Hood Films’ of all time

September 10, 2015

Brimming with crucial social and political issues, the canvas of the ‘hood film’ has provided film directors with a vast array of meaning for decades, ever since Colors and Do the Right Thing were released to critical acclaim in the 1980s. Almost always bleak, the ‘hood film’, which predominantly deals with African-American and Hispanic-American populated […]

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New Trailer released for Dope

July 8, 2015

A hit with both audiences and critics at film festival’s such as Sundance, Cannes, and most recently Sydney Film Festival, the very in-demand Dope will be released through Sony in cinemas around Australia on August 20th. In Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighbourhood in Los Angeles while juggling college […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Dope (USA, 2014)

June 8, 2015

Those classed as ‘Hood Films’ really made an impact on commercial cinema back in the 90’s. Classics like Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society, and Juice were met with critical acclaim and appealed to both a crowd that likes intelligent, well-written cinema rife with thoughtful social commentary, and a crowd that just wants an […]

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