Scorcese Faith-Based Docudrama Revisits Rude Reception of Christianity in Japan

Silence, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Shusaku Endo, historical drama, thought-provoking, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield

  Silence Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Scorcese Faith-Based Docudrama Revisits Rude Reception of Christianity in Japan Portuguese traders first landed in Japan in 1543, followed soon thereafter by Francis Xavier and other Jesuits. So many locals started converting to Christianity that, less than a decade later, the emperor issued an edict banning Catholicism and […]

Ben Affleck Directs and Stars in Gruesome Gangster Saga

Live by Night, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Ben Affleck, crime thriller, overstuffed production, Dennis Lehane

    Live by Night Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Ben Affleck Directs and Stars in Gruesome Gangster Saga    Dennis Lehane has enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a novelist but writing directly for TV (Boardwalk Empire and The Wire). And several of his crime thrillers have been brought to the big screen, including […]

For movies opening March 24, 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 March 24, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS Chips (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, violence, drug use and pervasive profanity) Dax Shepard wrote, directed, produced and co-stars in this comedic screen version of the […]

Dax Shepard and Michael Pena Co-Star in Raunchy Revival of Classic Cop Series

Chips, Film Review by Kam Williams, vulgar but funny, Dax Shepard, Michael Pena, Isiah Whitlock, Jr

  Chips Film Review by Kam Williams Dax Shepard and Michael Pena Co-Star in Raunchy Revival of Classic Cop Series Whenever a classic television series is made into a movie, the buzz always seems to be about whether the screen version will be a creative variation on the theme or merely a campy, cornball, take-the-money-and-run […]

Reverential Retrospective Revisits Abbreviated Life of Legendary Jazz Great

I Called Him Morgan, Film Review by Kam Williams, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, fascinating, Hell hath no fury like a Helen scorned!

  I Called Him Morgan Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Retrospective Revisits Abbreviated Life of Legendary Jazz Great Legendary jazz great Lee Morgan (1938-1972) was born and raised in Philadelphia where he received his first trumpet as a gift from his sister on his 13th birthday. He soon became a protege of Clifford Brown […]

Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions

The Levelling, Film Review by Kam Williams, Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, strained father-daughter relationship, Joe Blakemore

  The Levelling Film Review by Kam Williams Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions It’s not very clear whether Harry Catto’s (Joe Blakemore) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing’s for certain, though. It wasn’t merely a mishap, because nobody accidentally sticks a gun in […]

Black Pearl Media Works, New Film Projects

God of The Oppressed, dramatic short films, In Our Own Words, Dante James, Black Pearl Media Works, LLC, liberated black filmmakers, opportunities

  Black Pearl Media Works, New Film Projects Black Pearl Media Works produces artistic, entertaining, profitable media that explores humanity through the lens of black cultures worldwide.   Emmy award winning independent filmmaker, Dante James is pleased to announce the formation of Black Pearl Media Works, LLC (BPMW). The multi-media production company has received partial […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 21, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 03/21/2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for March 21, 2017 Julieta https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N4MP65D/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lovers on the Bridge https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N223JBA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sing https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI0P1U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N2VOCWZ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 3 https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MRIA34B/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 When Calls the Night: The Heart of Faith https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N7G9V2K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Live by Night https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06VT2B18X/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Faces of Horror […]

Microscopic Martian Matter Morphs into Monster in Outer Space Screamfest

Life, Film Review by Kam Williams, Daniel Espinosa, proof of life beyond Earth, cardiovascular screamfest

  Life Film Review by Kam Williams Microscopic Martian Matter Morphs into Monster in Outer Space Screamfest In recent years, Hollywood has started serving up some outer space adventures, a la The Martian (2015) and The Space between Us (2017), suggesting that the Red Planet is basically a benign environment free of any hostile creatures. […]

Campy Horror Comedy Comes to Home Video

The Love Witch, DVD Review by Kam Williams, Samantha Robinson, visually-captivating, cornball adventure, feminist fantasy

  The Love Witch DVD Review by Kam Williams Campy Horror Comedy Comes to Home Video Elaine Parker (Samantha Robinson) only became a witch after being abandoned by her late husband. An incurable romantic with fairy princess fantasies, the gorgeous widow still harbors hopes of finding Mr. Right. With that goal in mind, she relocates […]