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Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship

  Look at Us Now, Mother! Film Review by Kam Williams Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship Although Gayle Kirschenbaum was raised in the comfy confines of suburban Five Towns on Long Island, her childhood was anything but ideal. Trouble is, she never felt loved by her mother, Mildred, who favored her three sons over […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 5, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 5, 2016   Star Wars: The Force Awakens http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018FK66TU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 How to Change the World http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AVMS8RI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Invisible Scars http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AGX3UO8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Stealing Cars http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017RR78J4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Great Hypnotist http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AU89A4S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 A Place to Call Home: Season Three http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0197DPJ9C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01ACMM65C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Natural Born Pranksters […]

Cheadle Channels Legendary Jazz Great in Warts-and-all Biopic

  Miles Ahead Film Review by Kam Williams Cheadle Channels Legendary Jazz Great in Warts-and-all Biopic It’s no secret that Don Cheadle wanted to make a movie about Miles Davis (1926-1991) for over a decade. Well, the wait is finally over for jazz fans eager to see the warts-and-all biopic chronicling some of the highs […]

‘Hood Meets High Society in Politically-Incorrect Parody of The Purge

  Meet the Blacks Film Review by Kam Williams ‘Hood Meets High Society in Politically-Incorrect Parody of The Purge After coming into a small fortune under suspicious circumstances, Carl Smith (Mike Epps) decides to move his family from the ghetto in Chicago to Blanco Cielo, an exclusive development in Beverly Hills. Accompanying him on the […]

Newcomers Join Ford, Fisher and Hamill in Latest Outer Space Epic

  Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens DVD Review by Kam Williams Newcomers Join Ford, Fisher and Hamill in Latest Outer Space Epic The Force Awakens is a splendid sequel to Return of the Jedi, the 1983 finale of the original Star Wars trilogy. This offering follows the uneven prequel trilogy released over […]

For movies opening April 1, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 1, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS Collide (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality and drug use) Action thriller about a couple of American tourists (Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones) backpacking across Europe who end up on […]

Doctor Leads Rescue Team in Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Flick

  Pandemic Film Review by Kam Williams Doctor Leads Rescue Team in Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Flick Laura (Rachel Nichols) managed to avoid getting infected by the virus that decimated the population of New York. Now the Center for Disease Control veteran is in L.A. where she’s heading a rescue team assigned to find survivors among the […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 29, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for March 29, 2016                        Concussion http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B019T8Q426/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Hateful Eight http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01A53WR3Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Humans: Series One [Uncut UK Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B015JLUO1E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Red House http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BEDZHTA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 CPO Sharkey: The Best of Season Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B019R19HV0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Making of […]

Heartfelt Documentary Revisits 1948 Flood Which Wiped Out Oregon City

  The Wake of Vanport Film Review by Kam Williams Heartfelt Documentary Revisits 1948 Flood Which Wiped Out Oregon City Vanport, Oregon was established in 1942 on lowlands located between Portland and the Columbia River. At its height, the hastily-constructed public housing project had about 40,000 inhabitants, most of whom were hired by the military […]

Sixties Brit Saga Stars Tom Hardy in Two Roles as Notorious Twin Mobsters

  Legend DVD Review by Kam Williams Sixties Brit Saga Stars Tom Hardy in Two Roles as Notorious Twin Mobsters Hollywood has enjoyed a long love affair with vicious mobsters, each seemingly more ruthless than the last. From Scarface (1932) to Dillinger (1945) to Baby Face Nelson (1957) to Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to The […]