I’m gonna curb stomp whichever one of you dweebs recommend I watch the John Singleton movie Higher Learning. I’ve enjoyed Singleton’s work both before and since, but the clichés in this one, from the Midwestern white girl who clutches her purse tighter when she shares an elevator with a black student, to the preppy college kids turning their campus into South-Central LA to celebrate the start of the semester, were probably absurd back in 1995. Today, they made me abandon the movie five minutes in, cursing the 3-day Netflix turnaround.
I’ll give you this though: Kristy Swanson was a total babe back in the 1990s. It’s tragic the way actresses try to use plastic surgery to recover their fading bloom when I can’t think of a single instance in which this was done successfully.