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GREAT PERFORMANCES: FOREST WHITAKER IN THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006)

By John H. Foote The first time I really noticed Forest Whitaker, the towering young actor, was stealing every second he was onscreen opposite Paul Newman in The Color of Money (1986), portraying a pool shark. Playing with Newman’s Eddie Felson, he had convinced Eddie he was good, but not great when in fact he…

THE 10 BEST FILMS OF 2020

By John H. Foote As Bob Dylan prophetically sung in the mournful, timely song “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and indeed 2020 brought many changes that will be felt for years to come. The movie going experience, a collective experience since its creation over 100 years ago, might never be the same as COVID-19 shook…