actor: Forest Whitaker

Street Kings

This is a story about dirty cops. The only question is: who is dirty and who isn't because appearances can be deceiving. The one good cop, Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), is not above taking the law into his hands if it means getting rid of the dirt and grime of the streets. This movie is based in stark [...]

Vantage Point

As far as action movies go, the positives far outweigh the negatives in “Vantage Point.” In most action films, good acting seems to be sacrificed in favor of explosions, car chases and gunfire; not so in “Vantage Point.” In fact, impressive performances by everyone in the ensemble cast [...]

The Great Debaters

"Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do." So says a college professor in speaking to his son. He then sends him off to do his homework. The young man eventually does realize a dream by speaking on his school's debate team. This film is an emotionally moving and well-made [...]

The Last King of Scotland

First, the positive: this film is based on a true story about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and it shows his snake-like qualities very vividly as he switches easily from being charming to a ruthless killer. The film gives the viewer an idea of what the Ugandan people underwent under his regime. Forest [...]

Battlefield Earth

Try as I might, I found this movie to be completely lacking in redeeming qualities. The humans believe they are ruled by gods and demons, and the Psychlos believe only in themselves. There is a lot of violence, with much destruction, gunfire, and fighting, but no blood. The language is mild with a [...]

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Mixing genres, film techniques, and humor, the eccentric filmmaker gives us a hip-hop hero much like Super Fly, if he had been converted while trippin’ in the Far East. Amusing, never linear, but it is impossible for me to ultimately enjoy a film that uses “the” swear word 75 times, alone. [...]