(from December 2006.)
BLOOD DIAMOND (Edward Zwick, 2006)
I saw this movie today, and I was trying to figure out just what to say about it. Then I realized that Nathan Lee's review in the Village Voice summed it up just about perfectly: "[The most] appropriate acronym [for this movie] would go something like I.A.P.U.O.M.A.A.C.Y.W.B.T.T.S.S.O.B.W.P.W.S.H.A.T.I.G.R.B.S.T.W.N.A./O.V.A.: This Is Africa Propped Up Once More As A Colorful Yet Wrenching Backdrop To The Stupid Story Of Boring White People Whose Sham Heroics Are Thrown Into Greater Relief By Surrounding Them With Noble And/Or Vicious Africans."
This made THE CONSTANT GARDENER look good.