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  • 'Out of the Furnace': Revenge tale fueled by strong cast ★★ 1/2

    'Out of the Furnace': Revenge tale fueled by strong cast ★&#9733 1/2
    "Out of the Furnace" is a lot of movie, a lot of it good and pungent. In the first hour especially, its many moving parts keep a sprawling ensemble cast busy and engaged. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play Russell and Rodney, sons of a dying...
  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' star Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker certainly isn’t yelling, but the temperature of his soft-spoken calm has increased a few degrees. “If we have a few minutes, let’s get a [newspaper], and I want you to go through the films,” says the star of...
  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels
    Talking about his drama “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” in which Forest Whitaker plays a fictionalized version of a real butler who worked in the White House for more than three decades, the titular director says, “I did this movie because...
  • 'Fruitvale Station's' Ryan Coogler, the message maker

    'Fruitvale Station's' Ryan Coogler, the message maker
    The California kid whose first full-length feature film wowed the judges at Sundance and Cannes this year is now showing it off to the world. "Fruitvale Station," about Oscar Grant, the young black man shot and killed by a transit police officer in...
  • 'The Butler' a stimulating tangle ★★ 1/2

    'The Butler' a stimulating tangle  ★&#9733 1/2
    The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
  • History, and character, is served

    History, and character, is served
    With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White...
  • 'The Butler' and The Truth

    This isn't your average summer movie crowd. It's not just that they are largely African-American, skin in all the shades of buttermilk, caramel and creamless coffee that we call "black." It's not just that they are largely old, with raincloud hair and...
  • Broadcast film critics shine light on 'Into the Wild'

    Broadcast film critics shine light on 'Into the Wild'
    With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging. The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
  • Indecision reigns on Oscar circuit

    Indecision reigns on Oscar circuit
    Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point. Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
  • 'The Last Stand' review: A tolerably creaky comeback

    'The Last Stand' review: A tolerably creaky comeback
    **1/2 (out of four) Attempting to revive both parts of the term "Old West," "The Last Stand" stars 65-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger as a small-town Arizona sheriff who, needless to say, don't take no crap from nobody. Stepping up even though it's his...
  • Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves

    Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves
    Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days. The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...
  • 'Toys in the Attic' review: Not to be confused with 'Toy Story'

    'Toys in the Attic' review: Not to be confused with 'Toy Story'
    **1/2 (out of four) Knowing that Forest Whitaker and Evanston-raised Joan Cusack lend their voices to “Toys in the Attic” actually tells you almost nothing about the film. The stars sound unrecognizable in this Czech Republic-made, stop-...