Fired and Dumped Dude Finds Soul Mate on Rebound in Faith-Based Romantic Romp

  Black Coffee Film Review by Kam Williams   Robert’s (Darrin Dewitt Henson) whole world collapses the day he’s fired from the business founded by his late father only to come home to an unsympathetic girlfriend (Erica Hubbard) who has decided to dump him because he can’t afford to take care of her. To add insult to […]

American Hustle Lands a Trio of Trophies

  2014 Golden Globes Recap by Kam Williams Abscam Comedy Emerges as Early Oscar Favorite The Hollywood Foreign Press Association staged its 71st Annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sundayevening, with SNL alumna Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again sharing the hosting duties. The night’s big winner was American Hustle for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) as well […]

For movies opening January 10, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Her (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Oscar-nominee Spike Jonze (for Being John Malkovich) directed this romance drama revolving around a lonely letter writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with the voice (Scarlett […]

Mom Seeks Long-Lost Son in True Tale of Overwhelming Regret

  Philomena Film Review by Kam Williams   Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager, namely, having unprotected sex with a cute boy (D.J. McGrath) she had just met at a carnival. The naive girl was left pregnant by the one-night stand, which was no minor matter in Ireland in 1952. Before […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 7, 2014

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Linsanity   Birth of the Living Dead   Inequality for All   Listening Is an Act of Love   In Sickness & in Health / To Love and to Cherish   The Happy House   Tickety Toc: The Unstoppable, Unstoppable Bubble […]

Mark Wahlberg Stars in Adaptation of Memoir about Ambush of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan

  Lone Survivor Film Review by Kam Williams   On June 28, 2005, a team of Navy SEALs based in Afghanistan were issued orders in accordance with Operation Red Wings to locate and terminate a Taliban leader whose militia had been targeting coalition troops in the Kush Mountains of Kunar Province. The four were then […]

Streep Heads Stellar Cast in Melodramatic Adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

  August: Osage County Film Review by Kam Williams   In 2008, August: Osage County not only won a Pulitzer Prize, but it also took home a quintet of Tony Awards, including Best Play. However, the screen version of Tracy Letts’ haunting tale about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family is unlikely to be as well-received, given […]

For movies opening January 3, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R for violence, drug use, graphic nudity and pervasive profanity) Fifth installment in the horror franchise finds partygoers being pursued by supernatural forces while trying to save a […]

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

  The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2013 by Kam Williams   While 2013 may be remembered for black-themed films like 42, The Butler, Fruitvale Station and early Oscar favorite 12 Years a Slave, there were plenty of other excellent offerings released over the course of the year. The summer season alone […]

Joaquin Phoenix Pushes Envelope Again in Another Mindbending Adventure

  Her Film Review by Kam Williams   A few years ago, Joaquin Phoenix released I’m Not Here, a novel mockumentary which chronicled his supposed retirement from acting in favor of a career in rap music. What made the movie mesmerizing was how hard it was to tell whether or not he’d really had it with […]

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