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Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Iranian Artist

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Fifi Howls from Happiness Film Review by Kam Williams   Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Iranian Artist   Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010) had the misfortune of being born gay in a country hostile to homosexuality. Nevertheless, the flamboyant iconoclast managed to carve out an impressive career as an artist in pre-revolutionary Iran, enjoying celebrity status as […]

Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick

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Into the Storm Film Review by Kam Williams    Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick   The skies are deceptively serene over Silverton, Oklahoma, offering no reminder of the fact that four people recently perished in a deadly tornado that touched down in a neighboring city. Consequently, we find the […]

For movies opening August 8, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 8, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG for mature themes, mild epithets, violence and brief sensuality) Three-time Oscar-nominee Lass Hallstrom directed this adaptation of Rochard Morais’ best-seller about an immigrant family which […]

Rust Belt “New Normal” Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary

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Rich Hill Film Review by Kam Williams   Rust Belt “New Normal” Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary Rich Hill, Missouri is a ghost town on hard times. Located about seventy miles south of Kansas City, the population of this once-thriving mining metropolis has dwindled down to 1,393 since the last of the coal was unearthed […]

Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical

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Get on Up Film Review by Kam Williams   Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical   Just last year, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in 42, a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when he integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. In Get on Up, […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 5, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for August 5, 2014 Modern Life http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKQHP3U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Fan Favorites Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00F7PUST6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 More than the Rainbow http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K6KSKO2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Agatha Christie’s Marple: Fan Favorites Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00F7PUSZA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Attica http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KLIXD28/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Love in the City http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KE3B8OK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Saint: Set One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KCA31KO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Lego Chima: Chi Tribes and Betrayals http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3ICZI6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

For movies opening August 1, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 1, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS   Calvary (R for profanity, sexual references, drug use and brief violence) Psychological drama, set in a tiny seaside town in Ireland, about a Catholic cleric (Brendan Gleeson) who finds his […]

Selena Gomez and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Raunchy Teensploit

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Behaving Badly Film Review by Kam Williams   Selena Gomez and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Raunchy Teensploit   Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) is a socially-awkward virgin experiencing pangs of sexual awakenings. That explains why he is trying to summon up the courage to make a play for Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez), the cute, high school […]

Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014                       Next Goal Wins http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K12K4VW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Amazing Catfish http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDCOHVY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Secret State http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JW3ST90/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Noah http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JBGWP3Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 D-Day 360 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K3VYN0O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Half of a Yellow Sun http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JS223GU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Midsomer Murders: Set 24 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GWXI2RM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Big Chill [Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JPUUSEE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Frontline: United States of Secrets http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JJRLFSG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 At War […]

It’s Gleeson Season!

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Brendan Gleeson and The “Calvary” Interview with Kam Williams It’s Gleeson Season!   Dublin-born Brendan Gleeson is a former teacher who left the profession to pursue a career in acting, his first love. His rise to fame began when he appeared in Jim Sheridan’s THE FIELD, followed by a number of small roles in such films as FAR […]