Straight Outta Compton ★★★½

Director's cut, which seems a bit weaker: the new "Chronic" scene is terrible, and while it's great to see a bit more of the female characters, it doesn't really take things anywhere. Interesting that O'Shea Jackson Jr's performance jumped out to me at the time, as this time it felt like Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) really carried the movie. Anyway, still a fun sprawling story, and having watched THE DEFIANT ONES helped other storylines pop a bit more on this watch.