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Higher Learning (1995)

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Commentary 1: Director John Singleton Rating:8.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by teal604 on October 17th, 2010:Find all reviews by teal604
Really good commentary track with John Singleton. He does come off a little too self-aggrandizing through the whole thing. He makes quite a few unflattering comments about the various actors in the movie, and dishes about his relationship with his girlfriend at the time, Tyra Banks. Worth a listen. The commentary almost made me think I enjoyed the movie. Almost.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 21st, 2011:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Agreed. Self-aggrandizing track to be sure. But this brother keeps it real. He clearly had a vision and made it. This film just doesn't get made today. Great insights include getting dissed by USC, acting choices by his man Larry Fishburne, and the apparent weaknesses of his lead actress Kristy Swanson. Singleton is uncompromising and is worth a listen on any track he records.
So what if he mentions his relationship with Tyra Banks at least half a dozen times. When it comes to directing her love/death scenes, you could imagine the inherent struggle. Besides, if I ever date a Victoria's Secret model in her prime, I'd probably mention it a few times as well. Great track. 8/10