I described this film as a “loud and pulsing hip-hop history lesson” when I saw it months ago and I am proud to acknowledge this film as #4 on my best films of 2015 list. Straight Outta Compton should be showered in accolades and praised for it’s outstanding construction chronicling the rise of music’s most dangerous group.
Synopsis: Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella are N.W.A., the group that gave hip-hop an identity and shook the world to its core with anthems such as F*** the Police. Straight Outta Compton followed the members of N.W.A. from the beginning to the end to the aftermath.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenwriter: Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman
Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti, R. Marcos Taylor, Carra Patterson, Alexandra Shipp
Crew: Matthew Libatique (cinematography), Billy Fox and Michael Tronick (editing), Joseph Trapanese (music), Shane Valentino (production design), Christopher Brown (art direction),