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The Revenant and The Martian Win Best Picture and Best Actor!

  2016 Golden Globes Recap by Kam Williams The Revenant and The Martian Win Best Picture and Best Actor! Denzel Gets Standing Ovation from Colleagues for Lifetime Achievement Award The Revenant and The Martian both won Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, respectively) setting up a big showdown […]

Docudrama Recounts Ordeal of Mom Held Hostage by Rapist Murderer

  Captive DVD Review by Kam Williams Docudrama Recounts Ordeal of Mom Held Hostage by Rapist Murderer On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) was being escorted from jail to the Fulton County Courthouse where he was set to go on trial for assault, kidnapping and rape. But en route to the courtroom, he […]

Creepy Coming-of-Age Flick Explores the Dark Side of Childhood

  Yosemite Film Review by Kam Williams Creepy Coming-of-Age Flick Explores the Dark Side of Childhood Inspired by a couple of short stories by James Franco, Yosemite is an eerie bildungsroman exploring some decidedly dark and dangerous sides of childhood. The drama features a trio of discrete tales which ultimately merge in fairly effective fashion. […]

A Blackface Variation of "Babe" with Street Cred

  Sweaty Betty Film Review by Kam Williams A Blackface Variation of “Babe” with Street Cred In 1965, the federal government issued the historic Moynihan Report chronicling the collapse of “The Negro Family” which it blamed on a host of social woes afflicting inner-city African-American communities. A half-century later, blacks and whites still remain substantially […]

For movies opening January 8, 2016

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 8, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Forest (PG-13 for mature themes and disturbing images) Psychological thriller about a young woman (Natalie Dormer) frightened by paranormal activity transpiring as she searches for her missing sister in […]

Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

  The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2015 by Kam Williams Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop   10 Best Big Budget Films   1. Kingsman: The Secret Service 2. The Revenant 3. Furious 7 4. Unfriended 5. Creed 6. Jurassic World 7. The Martian 8. Black Mass […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 5, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for January 5, 2016                     Sicario http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01638AYR6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Infinitely Polar Bear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B016UTP3V0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Maneater http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017VOHUNC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Agatha Christie’s Partner in Crime http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B014E1TKVU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Visit http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0152AVXUI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20  Flesh and Bone http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017HP191E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Gambler [Losejas] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017VOHUNW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Susie’s Hope http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KS6EP5C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The […]

Reverential Biopic Restores Reputation of Blacklisted Scriptwriter

  Trumbo Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Restores Reputation of Blacklisted Scriptwriter Scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) was at the height of his career when subpoenaed in 1947 to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigating the spread of Communist propaganda by Hollywood. The celebrated, Academy Award-nominee (for Kitty Foyle) […]

Visually-Captivating Drama Recreates Philippe Petit’s Daring Feat

  The Walk DVD Review by Kam Williams Visually-Captivating Drama Recreates Philippe Petit’s Daring Feat In 1968, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) a struggling juggler, mime, magician and trapeze artist decided to elevate his game, literally, by stringing his tightrope between the tops of the Twin Towers. The World Trade Center was yet to be erected, […]

Michael Moore Mounts Faux Invasion in Tongue-in-Cheek Mocumentary

  Where to Invade Next Film Review by Kam Williams Michael Moore Mounts Faux Invasion in Tongue-in-Cheek Mocumentary Oscar-winner Michael Moore (for Bowling for Columbine) has been challenging the power structure ever since releasing Roger & Me way back in 1989. That groundbreaking expose’ indicted General Motors for the outsourcing of jobs which devastated his […]