Forest Whitaker

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Oscar Nominations: They Wuz Robbed! 

The Academy Award nominations are now official. But what about the poor deserving few who were snubbed, ignored, underappreciated, or forgotten?

01/19/2014

(Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in “12 Years a Slave.”)

Bill Wine’s Top 10 Movies of 2013

What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.

12/31/2013

(Forest Whitaker plays a New York City minister and Jacob Latimore his ill-at-ease grandson in "Black Nativity.")

Movie Review: ‘Black Nativity’

Holiday movies don’t come any more Christmasy than “Black Nativity,” a heart-on-its-sleeve musical fable of family friction that radiates holiday spirit.

12/05/2013

(Woody Harrelson and Christian Bale star in "Out of the Furnace.")

Movie Review: ‘Out of the Furnace’

“Out of the Furnace” comes from director Scott Cooper, who gives this melancholy melodrama a strong sense of place and a relentless deterministic pull.

12/05/2013

(Robin Williams plays Pres. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker the title character in "The Butler.")

Weekend Box Office Report: The Butler Delivers For A Second Straight Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, director Lee Daniels’ The Butler, the racial bio-drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, finished first at the box office, earning an additional $17-million.

08/26/2013

(Robin Williams plays Pres. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker the title character in "The Butler.")

Movie Review: ‘The Butler’

This is a soundly made film, downright old-fashioned in its narrative confidence and technical simplicity, unerring in its period detail and behavior.

08/15/2013

(Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first starring appearance in a decade.)

Movie Review: ‘The Last Stand’

The best thing about the film is the sense of humor that it sustains throughout, some of it raucous, some of it low-keyed — until the bloodbath in the third act.

01/18/2013

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