Prince Charming Courts Sickly Next-Door Neighbor in Bittersweet Coming-of-Age Tale

Everything, Everything, Film Review by Kam Williams, Amandla Stenburg, SCID, Anika Noni Rose, Nick Robinson

  Everything, Everything Film Review by Kam Williams Prince Charming Courts Sickly Next-Door Neighbor in Bittersweet Coming-of-Age Tale It’s Maddy Whittier’s (Amandla Stenburg) 18th birthday, but she won’t be celebrating the occasion at a party or restaurant. In fact, she won’t be leaving the house or even having friends over anytime soon. That’s because she […]

Franchise’s Fourth Episode Features New Cast Up to Old Tricks

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Film Review by Kam Williams, kitchen sink comedy, disastrous road trip, Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Film Review by Kam Williams Franchise’s Fourth Episode Features New Cast Up to Old Tricks According to Murphy’s Law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul provides cinematic support for that pessimistic principle. For, this kitchen […]

Schumer and Hawn Share Vacation from Hell in Hilarious Farce

Snatched, Film Review by Kam Williams, Amy Schumer, Randall Park, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack

  Snatched Film Review by Kam Williams Schumer and Hawn Share Vacation from Hell in Hilarious Farce Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is just having one of those days. First, she’s fired from her sales job in a boutique for irresponsibly ignoring customers in order to try on outfits for herself. Second, her boyfriend (Randall Park) […]

Anything Goes in Guy Ritchie’s Fanciful Reimagining of Classic Medieval Fable

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Film Review by Kam Williams, Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Kamil Lemieszewski

  King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Film Review by Kam Williams Anything Goes in Guy Ritchie’s Fanciful Reimagining of Classic Medieval Fable Do you remember what happened to the Sherlock Holmes franchise in Guy Ritchie’s hands? The low-key, cerbral sleuth who solved mysteries with his intellect suddenly morphed into a flamboyant, two-fisted superhero as […]

Cynthia Nixon Delivers Exquisite Depiction of Poet Emily Dickinson

A Quiet Passion, Film Review by Kam Williams, Emily Dickinson, Terrence Davies, feminist abolitionist, melancholy mood piece,

  A Quiet Passion Film Review by Kam Williams Cynthia Nixon Delivers Exquisite Depiction of Poet Emily Dickinson    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only appreciated posthumously, it makes sense that a movie about her life might revolve around […]

Military Misfits Take Shot at Redemption in High Body-Count Splatterfest

Black Site Delta, Film Review by Kam Williams, The Dirty Dozen, gratuitous snuff flick, Cam Gigandet, Benjamin Charles Watson

  Black Site Delta Film Review by Kam Williams Military Misfits Take Shot at Redemption in High Body-Count Splatterfest    Black Site Delta is a micro-budget production most reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen (1967). Like that classic action flick, the action-oriented tale of redemption revolves around the patriotic exploits of a rag-tag team of convicts. […]

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 […]