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Lee Daniels' The Butler
The stars shine bright in this broad yet moving overview of the last 90 years of African-American history.
"...Directed by: Lee Daniels. Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hope Floats
"...Directed by: Forest Whitaker. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands,..."

May 29, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last King of Scotland
Forest Whitaker becomes dictator Idi Amin in a ferocious performance that often dwarfs the more ordinary aspects of this picture.
"...Directed by: Kevin Macdonald. Starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Our Family Wedding
This is a formulaic wedding comedy about mismatched families, but thanks to several appealing performances, this rote exercise turns out better than most.
"...Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa. Starring: America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Lance Gross, Diana-Maria Riva,..."

March 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ripple Effect
Like a pilgrim seeking salvation, Ripple Effect is awash in self-important questions, becoming an exercise in pop mysticism which stars Forest Whitaker.
"...Directed by: Philippe Caland. Starring: Philippe Caland, Forest Whitaker, Virginia Madsen, Minnie Driver, Kali Rocha, John Billingsley,..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Jarmusch's film is a tone poem about a contemporary hitman nicknamed Ghost Dog (Whitaker), who is steeped in the code of the ancient Japanese samurai.
"...Directed by: Jim Jarmusch. Starring: Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Isaach De Bankolé, Henry Silva, Cliff..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Street Kings
This new crime drama starring Keanu Reeves is directed by the screenwriter of Training Day and based on a story by crackerjack crime novelist James Ellroy.
"...Directed by: David Ayer. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Martha Higareda, Terry Crews,..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Repo Men
Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play repo men in this future world where body parts can be bought and sold but also repossessed.
"...Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik. Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten and..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vantage Point
Like Rashomon, this Dennis Quaid vehicle replays a single event – the assassination of the U.S. president – from multiple points of view.
"...Directed by: Pete Travis. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, Eduardo Noriega, Ayelet Zurer, Bruce McGill..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battlefield Earth
"...Directed by: Roger Christian. Starring: John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Richard Tyson, Sabine Karsenti, Kim Coates, Maria-Josée Corze,..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Out of the Furnace
The writer/director of Crazy Heart returns with an all-star cast for his sophomore effort, which takes place amid the rusted-out lives of America's steel belt.
"...Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Forest Whitaker...."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Nativity
Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of this Langston Hughes work is a muddled church-time reverie.
"...Directed by: Kasi Lemmons. Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson,..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Body Snatchers
"...Directed by: Abel Ferrara. Starring: Gabrielle Anwar, Terry Kinney, Forest Whitaker, Meg Tilly, Billy Wirth, Reilly Murphy and Christine..."

Jan. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First Daughter
This movie's tortured young protagonist and clueless dad just happen to be members of the First Family of the United States.
"...Directed by: Forest Whitaker. Starring: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Michael Keaton,..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Great Debaters
Denzel Washington directs and stars in this inspirational but predictable drama set in the Jim Crow South of the Thirties.
"...Directed by: Denzel Washington. Starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Kimberly Elise..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dope
Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks
"...Guenveur Smith, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky and Forest Whitaker...."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Taken 3
Liam Neeson's back in action.
"...Directed by: Olivier Megaton. Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Andrew Howard,..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Smoke
"...Starring: William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing, Harold Perrineau, Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Ashley Judd and Victor Argo. As..."

June 30, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Panic Room
"...Directed by: David Fincher. Starring: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam and Jared Leto. Fight Club. Se7en...."

March 29, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...D: Jim Jarmusch; with Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach De..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Crying Game
"...Directed by: Neil Jordan. Starring: Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson and Jim Broadbent. The..."

Dec. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Breakfast on Pluto
In this latest from Neil Jordan, Cillian Murphy plays the swinging transvestite Patrick "Kitten" Braden, who wanders through and into the pop-and-politics culture of Seventies England.
"...to hobnob with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry instead of Forest Whitaker. But then, as the saying so accurately puts..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
Is Stephen your style avatar or Eddie Izzard? Who was that man behind the shades at the Texas Film Hall of Fame?
"...I was tongue-tied and genuinely honored to meet him. Forest Whitaker seemed to be very touched by the honor..."

March 19, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Hall Ball
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, March 12, Austin Studios. Photos by Todd V. Wolfson.
"...Inductee Forest Whitaker (center): "To be given something like this in..."

March 19, 2004 Screens Feature

Page Two
There is no other place in the country, outside of New York and L.A., with the same quality and quantity of filmmaking and filmmakers as Austin
"...Ivey by Treat Williams, Ethan Hawke by Richard Linklater, Forest Whitaker by Jonathan Demme, and Robert Duvall by New..."

March 12, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Value Appreciation
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards enters its fourth year
"..."Look at the lineup! Forest Whitaker, a great talent and emerging director; Robert Duvall,..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Short Cuts
SXSW Film 04 is here. Where are you?
"...Shrake, inducted by Dennis Hopper; and actor/director/producer/ ghost dog Forest Whitaker, inducted by Jonathan Demme. In addition, New York..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
File under: cleaning up after somebody else's mess
"...of Lone Star celebrities expected to clog the runways (Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid, etc.). Potential volunteers must..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Starry Night
Texas Film Hall of Famers announced
"...Texas Natives Judith Ivey Dennis Quaid Bud Shrake Forest Whitaker Honorary Texan Robert Duvall Frontier Award Ali MacGraw..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Screens Feature

Chasing Liberty
A fictional president's daughter (Mandy Moore) skips out on her Secret Service minders (this doesn't remind us of any presidential daughters we know).
"...moviegoers everywhere. The more pedigreed First Daughter (directed by Forest Whitaker, starring Katie Holmes) opens on a yet-to-be-determined date,..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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