Abductee Seeks to Escape Kidnappers in Mindbending Sci-fi Thriller

Rupture, Film Review by Kam Williams, Noomi Rapace, mindbending, sci-fi thriller

  Rupture Film Review by Kam Williams Abductee Seeks to Escape Kidnappers in Mindbending Sci-fi Thriller Renee (Noomi Rapace) was leading an unremarkable existence in suburban Kansas City the day she was abducted by five strangers after her car broke down. Until then, she was just an average divorcee’ doing her best to shield a […]

Kitchen Sink Comedy Chronicles Cutthroat Rivalry between Neighboring New Orleans Barbershops

N.O.L.A. Circus, Film Review by Kam Williams, Martin Bradford, Politically-incorrect, crassploitation fare strictly for the unshockable

  N.O.L.A. Circus Film Review by Kam Williams Kitchen Sink Comedy Chronicles Cutthroat Rivalry between Neighboring New Orleans Barbershops Will (Martin Bradford) is the proprietor of Kupcakes, a hair salon located in Algiers, the only New Orleans parish on the west side of the Mississippi River. What makes him unique is that he’s also a […]

WWI Saga Revolves around Love Triangle in the Midst of Ethnic Cleansing

The Promise, Film Review by Kam Williams, Oscar Isaac, Angela Sarafyan, Muslim, Armenian, ethnic cleansing, heroism

  The Promise Film Review by Kam Williams WWI Saga Revolves around Love Triangle in the Midst of Ethnic Cleansing It’s Eastern Turkey in 1914, which is where we find druggist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) applying his trade in his half-Armenian/half-Turkish village where Christians and Muslims get along swell. The ambitious, young apothecary would really […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holocaust Drama Recounts Daring Exploits of Heroine Who Saves Hundreds of Jews

The Zookeeper's Wife, Film Review by Kam Williams, Dr. Jan Zabinski, Warsaw Zoo, Diane Ackerman, spine-tingling, quality performance

  The Zookeeper’s Wife Film Review by Kam Williams Holocaust Drama Recounts Daring Exploits of Heroine Who Save Hundreds of Jews In 1928, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) became the director of the Warsaw Zoo. Over the next decade, he ran it  with the help of his wife, Antonina (Jessica Chastain), who was something of […]

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 […]