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 […]

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. […]

Intriguing Expose’ Chronicles Billionaire’s Crusade vs. Possible Pyramid Scheme

Betting on Zero, Film Review by Kam Williams, Ponzi racket, Herbalife, ill-advised enterprise, criminal enterprise, Carl Icahn

  Betting on Zero Film Review by Kam Williams Intriguing Expose’ Chronicles Billionaire’s Crusade vs. Possible Pyramid Scheme     Every couple of years or so, I get approached by a friend or acquaintance excited about some great new product that they’ve just quit their job to sell. Curiously, instead of trying to get me […]

Zany Mockumentary Features Computer Tech-Turned-Aspiring Actor

Actor Martinez, Film Review by Kam Williams, headscratcher, Denver, Joaquin Phoenix, Mike Ott, Nathan Silver

  Actor Martinez Film Review by Kam Williams Zany Mockumentary Features Computer Tech-Turned-Aspiring Actor 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 a way as to make […]

Ill-Fated Expedition Explores Uncharted Island in Riveting Reboot of Classic Horror Franchise

Kong: Skull Island, Film Review by Kam Williams, King Kong, Samuel L.Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Tom Hiddleston

  Kong: Skull Island Film Review by Kam Williams Ill-Fated Expedition Explores Uncharted Island in Riveting Reboot of Classic Horror Franchise The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture […]

Concert Flick Features Elaborate Performances by Ten Color Guard Teams

Contemporary Color, Film Review by Kam Williams, Sport of the Arts, David Byrne, Color Guards, concert flick

  Contemporary Color Film Review by Kam Williams Concert Flick Features Elaborate Performances by Ten Color Guard Teams Color Guards are carefully-synchronized teams which often appear on the field during halftime of high school and football games. Not to be confused with marching bands or cheerleading squads, these highly-choreographed dance troupes wave flags, toss rifles […]

Riveting Retrospective Revisits President’s Defining Moments

The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Film Review by Kam Williams, immortal speeches, Barack Obama, defining moments, Jessie Williams, The Smithsonian Channel

  The Obama Years: The Power of Words Film Review by Kam Williams Riveting Retrospective Revisits President’s Defining Moments How many immortal speeches have been delivered by U.S. presidents and other American icons? Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago” Gettysburg Address, FDR’s “We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” Eisenhower’s beware of the […]

Bittersweet Tale of Redemption Gives Deceased Teen Chance to Relive Last Day Over and Over

Before I Fall, Film Review by Kam Williams, Zoey Deutch, Groundhog Day, bittersweet tale of redemption, deja vu-driven, surrealistic morality

  Before I Fall Film Review by Kam Williams Bittersweet Tale of Redemption Gives Deceased Teen Chance to Relive Last Day Over and Over Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic car crash. First of all, she and her little sister Izzy (Erica Tremblay) were lucky […]