Jewish Baker Takes Muslim Apprentice in Unlikely-Buddies Dramedy

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  Dough Film Review by Kam Williams Jewish Baker Takes Muslim Apprentice in Unlikely-Buddies Dramedy Nat (Jonathan Pryce) is the owner of Dayan and Son, a Kosher bakery located in London. The store’s name is a bit of a misnomer since he’s been the only Dayan working there ever since his father passed away. Nat’s […]

Millennial Generation’s Variation on "The Big Chill" Arrives on DVD

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  Millennial Generation’s Variation on “The Big Chill” Arrives on DVD Bodhi was a popular guy back in high school several years ago. So, when he passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm, it’s no surprise that many of his friends might decide to return home to attend the funeral. Among the pals descending on Albuquerque […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 26, 2016

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 26, 2016                        Cary Grant: The Vault Collection [18 Films from the Archives] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BHQQACC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AP0ASB0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Son of Saul http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BZBOA30/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Burning Bodhi http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BCUMU2M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Krampus […]

Eco-Documentary Assesses State of the Gulf of Mexico Six Years after Catastrophic Oil Spill

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  Dispatches from the Gulf Film Review by Kam Williams Eco-Documentary Assesses State of the Gulf of Mexico Six Years after Catastrophic Oil Spill On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed 11 lives while igniting a fireball that could be seen as far as 40 miles away. The blowout […]

Reverential Retrospective Revisits Life and Career of Charismatic Pop Artist

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  Hockney Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Retrospective Revisits Life and Career of Charismatic Pop Artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, England in 1937 which means that his formative years were substantially shaped by World War II, from the air raids to the food rationing. He attended both the Bradford College of Art […]

DVD Features DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winning Performance as Legendary Frontiersman

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  The Revenant DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winning Performance as Legendary Frontiersman Hugh Glass (1780-1833) was a legendary frontiersman who explored the American West in the early 19th Century. He’s been previously portrayed on the big screen by Richard Harris in Man in the Wilderness (1971) and by Dewitt Lee in […]

For movies opening April 22, 2016

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 22, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG-13 for action, violence and some sensuality) Chris Hemsworth reprises the title role in this Snow White sequel which finds the Huntsman and his warrior wife […]

Maggie Shines in Screen Adaptation of Play She Originated on the Stage

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  The Lady in the Van DVD Review by Kam Williams Maggie Shines in Screen Adaptation of Play She Originated on the Stage For a half-dozen seasons, Dame Maggie Smith has been delighting television viewers as dowager Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey. Younger fans of the show might be unaware that she’s a two-time Oscar-winner […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 19, 2016

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 19, 2016   The Revenant http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01CFRMJD6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Lamb http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BJ41CN4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Magical Girl http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BIHWCCW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lady in the Van http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BTDOSSG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Ip Man 3 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AU6P8XW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01A9IV54W/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Sex Trade http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BIHWCBI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Veep: The Complete Fourth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00X4TV9RC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Daniel Tosh: […]

Marlon Wayans Plays Filthy-Rich Playboy in Parody of Erotic Adventure

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  Fifty Shades of Black DVD Review by Kam Williams Marlon Wayans Plays Filthy-Rich Playboy in Parody of Erotic Adventure Ever since Scary Movie (2000), Marlon Wayans has carved out quite a career for himself writing and starring in a string of silly spoofs that includes Scary Movie 2 (2001), Dance Flick (2009), A Haunted […]