“Is It Real or Is It Mockumentary?” Headscratcher Comes to DVD

Actor Martinez DVD Review by Kam Williams, ine line between fact and fiction, co-directors Mike Ott and Nathan Silver, Mildly amusing

  Actor Martinez DVD Review by Kam Williams “Is It Real or Is It Mockumentary?” Headscratcher Comes to DVD Did you see I’m Still Here (2010), the mockumentary chronicling Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting to try his hand at rap music? Well, what made that movie fascinating was how it was edited in such […]

Six-Time, Oscar-Nominee Released on Home Video

Lion, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Khushi Solanki, A Long Way Home

  Lion Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Six-Time, Oscar-Nominee Released on Home Video Saroo (Dev Patel) had the misfortune of being born into poverty in India’s Khandwa district. He lived there with his single-mom, Kamla (Priyanka Bose), along with his big brother, Guddu (Abhishek Bharate), and younger sister, Shekila (Khushi Solanki). His illiterate mother was […]

Dom Goes Rogue for Damsel-in-Distress in 8th episode of High-Octane Franchise

The Fate of the Furious, Film Review by Kam Williams, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, spectacular stunts, bona fide summer blockbuster

  The Fate of the Furious Film Review by Kam Williams Dom Goes Rogue for Damsel-in-Distress in 8th episode of High-Octane Franchise There are a number of action films whose opening scenes alone are well worth the price of admission. Taken (2008), District B-13 (2004) Super 8 (2011) and Dawn of the Dead (2004)  are […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 11, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 04/11/2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 11, 2017         Lion https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI1KH8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wall Writers https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WLMVGJM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All of Me https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MV17N2C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Ruins of Lifta https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MS9R460/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Mars https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZEP8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sword Master https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N4QZCDA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Claire in Motion https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N17J7H3/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Veep: The Complete Fifth Season https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01HE7P7H2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Is Genesis History? https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y15ZTJ9/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Mad Families https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N6WT73E/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

Adam Driver Is Sublime as Stoic Bus Driver in Unsentimental, Minimalist Saga

Paterson, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Jim Jarmusch,

  Paterson Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Adam Driver Is Sublime as Stoic Bus Driver in Unsentimental, Minimalist Saga Paterson (Adam Driver) is stuck in a rut. By day, the municipal bus driver repeatedly negotiates his way around a boring route around the New Jersey city which shares his name. After hours, he hangs out […]

Blind Man Abandons Family after Regaining Sight in Midlife Crisis Drama

The Ticket, Film Review by Kam Williams, Dan Stevens, introspective, midlife crisis drama, Ido Fluk

The Ticket Film Review by Kam Williams Blind Man Abandons Family after Regaining Sight in Midlife Crisis Drama James (Dan Stevens) was blinded during childhood by a pituitary tumor. To his credit, he never let the condition prevent him from marrying or making a living. Despite their modest circumstances, he’s been grateful for the love […]

For movies opening April 7, 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 April 7, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Case for Christ (PG for mature themes, incidental smoking and medical descriptions of crucifixion) Faith-based docudrama based on investigative journalist Lee Strobel’s (Mike Vogel) best seller of the […]

Freeman, Arkin and Caine Co-Star in Remake of Classic Crime Caper

Going in Style, Film Review by Kam Williams, Morgan Freeman, hilarity, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin

  Going in Style Film Review by Kam Williams Freeman, Arkin and Caine Co-Star in Remake of Classic Crime Caper Released in 1979, Going in Style revolved around a trio of retirees who break the monotony of their dreary daily lives by robbing a bank. That critically-acclaimed, comic caper co-starred a trio of entertainment icons […]

Smurf Series Rebooted as Animated Tale of Female Empowerment

Smurfs: The Lost Village, Film Review by Kam Williams, female empowerment, Pamela Ribon, Stacey Harman, Julia Roberts, Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato

  Smurfs: The Lost Village Film Review by Kam Williams Smurf Series Rebooted as Animated Tale of Female Empowerment Created by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo, the Smurfs started out as a comic strip back  in 1958. Over the intervening years, the popular series chronicling the exploits of a clan of diminutive blue humanoids crossed over […]

Nostalgic Tale of Female Empowerment Comes to Home Video

20th Century Women, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Santa Barbara, California 1979, Female Empowerment, inappropriately-titled homage

  20th Century Women Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Nostalgic Tale of Female Empowerment Comes to Home Video Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Screenplay category, 20th Century Women is an inter-generational coming-of-age tale set in Santa Barbara, California in 1979. The nostalgic ensemble drama revolves around the efforts of a neurotic single-mom […]