Djimon Hounsou

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Review: The Tempest

There are so many ways to stage The Tempest. Shakespeare's last and strangest play can be a meditation on aging, an exploration of S&M power dynamics, a critique of Western imperialism.
Taymor fails to cast a spell
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 17, 2010

Review: Push

Teens with special powers? A government conspiracy?
If Dakota Fanning were truly clairvoyant, she might not have made this movie.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  February 11, 2009

Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008

Never Back Down

You’ll root for Jake. You will!
A Karate Kid ripoff
By MARK BAZER  |  March 12, 2008

Blood Diamond

After centuries of raping Africa for its resources, now we exploit its misery for our amusement. Watch the trailer for Blood Diamond  (QuickTime)
Raping Africa for ratings
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Bloodless diamonds

If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 14, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007


“Into the sky to win or die,” proclaims an elfin-faced boy as he mounts a dragon to do battle against the forces of a tyrannical king. Watch the trailer for Eragon  (QuickTime)
Lord of the Rings wanna-be
By TOM MEEK  |  December 20, 2006