Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th

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  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution TV Review by Kam Williams Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 9, 2016

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 9, 2015                        99 Homes http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B016BSPXKG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Second Coming http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0193VP41G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Marshland http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B019GNI8TG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Playin’ for Love http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B016PGEUNU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Estranged http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0192SWWFQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Spectre http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018WXLFSM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Crimson Peak http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B016JB0JDG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Carol Burnett Show: Treasures from the Vault http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018DQV44I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

Ryan Reynolds Absolutely ‘Marvel’-ous as Wisecracking Superhero

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  Deadpool Film Review by Kam Williams Ryan Reynolds Absolutely ‘Marvel’-ous as Wisecracking Superhero Technically, Deadpool is the 8th installment in the X-Men film franchise, although it’s  different enough from the others to stand on its own. In fact, it’s not only the first R-rated offering in the Marvel Comics series, but the first humor-driven […]

Pedophile Priests Repent at Secluded Retreat in Unsettling Drama Set in Chile

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  The Club (El Club) Film Review by Kam Williams Pedophile Priests Repent at Secluded Retreat in Unsettling Drama Set in Chile The critically-acclaimed Spotlight recently addressed the problem of pedophilia in the priesthood from the point of view of the victims. But if you’re looking for a take on the issue more sympathetic to […]

Poignant Character Study Examines Toll Exacted by Alzheimer’s

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  Of Mind and Music Film Review by Kam Williams Poignant Character Study Examines Toll Exacted by Alzheimer’s Dr. Alvaro Cruz (Joaquim de Almeida) is a world-renowned neuroscientist specializing in the study of Alzheimer’s. But nothing in the research that he’s conducted to date could save the life of his mother (Laura Costine) who passed […]

For movies opening February 5, 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 February 5, 2016   BIG BUDGET FILMS Hail, Caesar! (PG-13 for sensuality, smoking, violence and mild epithets) Day-in-the-life dramedy, directed by the Coen Bros and set in the Fifties, revolving around a Hollywood fixer (Josh […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 2, 2016

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 2, 2016                        Bridge of Spies http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B015HM32X2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Breathe http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0187Z0BDA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Suffragette http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B017Y01GOM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20     The Beauty Inside http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0192SWWEC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [The Walt Disney Signature Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01711CIF0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Kansas City […]

Marlon Wayans Spoofs Romance Genre in Shocking Parody of Salacious S&M Adventure

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  Fifty Shades of Black Film Review by Kam Williams Marlon Wayans Spoofs Romance Genre in Shocking Parody of Salacious S&M 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), […]

Father and Warrior Protect Baby Monster in Medieval Martial Arts Mash-up

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  Monster Hunt Film Review by Kam Williams Father and Warrior Protect Baby Monster in Medieval Martial Arts Mash-up Directed by Raman Hui (Shrek the Third), Monster Hunt was released across Asia last summer where it became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time. The version I watched was dubbed into English, which served to […]

For movies opening January 29, 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 January 29, 2016 BIG […]