John Singleton's ultimate love story: 'Poetic Justice' or 'Baby Boy'? | The Tylt
John Singleton directed some of the most impactful movies in Black culture. The director was the first African American and youngest person to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and has an eye for capturing the Black experience. "Poetic Justice" and "Baby Boy" were led by the late director. And although they were very different, the classic films capture notes of Black love. Which film is your favorite?
John Singleton's ultimate love story: 'Poetic Justice' or 'Baby Boy'?
Below is the synopsis of "Poetic Justice," per IMDb.
In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
John Singleton knew how to put a cast together. "Poetic Justice" is not only a fan favorite because of the story but because of the casting. Janet Jackson and Tupac were the perfect duo to play lovers. Their chemistry is undeniable and it make for the perfect love story. Check out the best moments from the film below.
Below is the synopsis of "Baby Boy," per IMDb.
Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: Yvette, the mother of his son, and a new interest.
Singleton is also known for finding new talent. "Baby Boy" was both one of Taraji P. Henson's and singer Tyrese's first roles. The film put both actors on the map and helped catapult them into the movie stars they are today. Check out some of the film's best moments.