Oscar Predictions 2017

The Envelope Please, Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed, Your Guide to the Academy Awards

  Oscar Predictions 2017 Your Guide to the Academy Awards by Kam Williams Will La La Land make history by eclipsing the record of 11 Academy Awards? Damien Chazelle’s magical homage to the Hollywood musical definitely has a decent shot. After all, it’s a lock to win in 5 categories: Best Picture, Director, Score, Original […]

Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance

A United Kingdom, Film Review, by Kam Williams, David Oyelowo, King of Bechuanaland, Vusi Kunene, racial segregation, whirlwind romance

  A United Kingdom Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But his Uncle Tshekedi (Vusi Kunene) assumed the reins of power until the heir apparent could complete […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 21, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 02/21/2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 21, 2017   Manchester by the Sea https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZVKG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Hacksaw Ridge https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZVSS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N3UHKU7/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Nocturnal Animals https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI084E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZVNI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Grace and Frankie: Season Two https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZVKQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sophie and the Rising Sun https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01NCA8LON/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The […]

Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD

Hacksaw Ridge, DVD Review, by Kam Williams, Andrew Garfield, Pearl Harbor, Seventh-day Adventist, Mel Gibson

  Hacksaw Ridge DVD Review by Kam Williams Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD     Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he followed his faith’s literal interpretation  of the 10 Commandments, including the 5th’s dictate that “Thou […]

Six-Time Nominee Out on DVD

Manchester by the Sea, DVD Review, by Kam Williams, Casey Affleck, C.J. Wilson, Kyle Chandler,

  Manchester by the Sea DVD Review by Kam Williams Six-Time Nominee Out on DVD Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) was having a hard time hanging on to his job as a janitor in Quincy, Massachusetts, when he received word from a family friend (C.J. Wilson) that his big brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), had just suffered […]

For movies opening February 17, 2017

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK, Kam's Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, by Kam Williams

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening February 17, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS A Cure for Wellness (R for violence, profanity, disturbing images, graphic nudity, sexuality and a rape) Psychological thriller about a young executive (Dane DeHaan) who becomes suspicious about a […]

Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy

Fist Fight, Film Review, by Kam Williams,Three O'Clock High, Ice Cube, Charlie Day, relentlessly-profane romp

  Fist Fight Film Review by Kam Williams Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly separated to the suggestion that they settle their differences off campus at […]

Awards Season Heats Up over Busy Weekend

NAACP, Grammy Awards, British Academy Awards, Image Awards

  Image Awards, Grammys & BAFTAs Recap by Kam Williams Awards Season Heats Up over Busy Weekend Big Winners: Black-ish, Adele and La-La Land The NAACP, Grammys and British Academy Awards were all handed out this weekend. The festivities kicked off with the Image Awards, a Friday and Saturday event with only the second night […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 14, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 02/14/2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 14, 2017                   Arrival https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHYE0E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Edge of Seventeen https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZRT6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Beavis and Butt-Head: The Complete Collection https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N6BLTHY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Deep Water https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N3S1XMI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bleed for This https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI084Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Frankenstein: The Real Story / The Real Wolfman  [Double […]

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) HONORED MOONLIGHT AS THE TOP FILM OF HISTORIC 2016 & QUEEN SUGAR AWARDED AS THE TOP TV SHOW

AAFCA, 8th annual awards, Janelle Monae, Lee Daniels, Omar J. Dorsey, Tina Lifford, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Timon Kyle Durrett, Dondre Whitfield, Barry Jenkins

  AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) HONORED MOONLIGHT AS THE TOP FILM OF HISTORIC 2016  & QUEEN SUGAR AWARDED AS THE TOP TV SHOW   Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis Received Acting Wins from the Nation’s Premiere Black Critics Group   Ava DuVarney’s 13th and Beyonce’s Lemonade also take key honors   Sidney Poitier Received […]