Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

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  Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Film Review by Kam Williams Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their  success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a […]

DuVernay Documentary Indicts Criminal Justice System as Vestige of Slavery

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  13th Film Review by Kam Williams DuVernay Documentary Indicts Criminal Justice System as Vestige of Slavery A year ago, many felt that Ava DuVernay was snubbed when she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for directing Selma. Furthermore, none of the picture’s cast or crew members were nominated, despite the fact that it had been […]

1st Amendment Documentary Indicts P.C. Police for Stifling Comedians’ Freedom of Speech

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  Can We Take a Joke? Film Review by Kam Williams 1st Amendment Documentary Indicts P.C. Police for Stifling Comedians’ Freedom of Speech George Carlin (1937-2008) once said “It’s the duty of a comic to see where the line is drawn, and cross over it.” In many respects, he was merely doubling down on the […]

Biopic Chronicles Hardy 88 Year-Old’s Path from Homelessness to Hollywood

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  Queen Mimi Film Review by Kam Williams Biopic Chronicles Hardy 88 Year-Old’s Path from Homelessness to Hollywood Marie “Mimi” Haist began living in her car when she was in her 50s. That was after she lost her house in the wake of a nasty divorce. And when she could no long afford to keep […]

Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship

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  Look at Us Now, Mother! Film Review by Kam Williams Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship Although Gayle Kirschenbaum was raised in the comfy confines of suburban Five Towns on Long Island, her childhood was anything but ideal. Trouble is, she never felt loved by her mother, Mildred, who favored her three sons over […]

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 […]

Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class

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  Requiem for the American Dream Film Review by Kam Williams Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class MIT Professor Noam Chomsky has been an outspoken critic of the Establishment ever since opposing the Vietnam War way back in the Sixties. At 87, the controversial firebrand is now decrying the incredible gulf between […]

New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results

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  New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results   New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 6, 2015, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.   The following awards for films that opened in 2015 were voted: PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road) DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road) […]

Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program

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  1971 DVD Review by Kam Williams Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program On the evening of March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squared-off in a heavyweight championship bout billed as The Fight of the Century. At that very same moment, while the rest of the world’s attention was […]

DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates

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  Best of Enemies DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. were among the most brilliant and articulate minds of their generation. The pair were also polar opposites, politically, which made the idea of hiring them to appear in a series of televised debates an […]