Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance

A United Kingdom, Film Review, by Kam Williams, David Oyelowo, King of Bechuanaland, Vusi Kunene, racial segregation, whirlwind romance

  A United Kingdom Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But his Uncle Tshekedi (Vusi Kunene) assumed the reins of power until the heir apparent could complete […]

Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy

Fist Fight, Film Review, by Kam Williams,Three O'Clock High, Ice Cube, Charlie Day, relentlessly-profane romp

  Fist Fight Film Review by Kam Williams Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly separated to the suggestion that they settle their differences off campus at […]

It’s The Caped Crusader vs. The Joker in a Madcap Animated Adventure

The LEGO Batman Movie, Film Review, by Kam Williams, mesmerizing, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

  The LEGO Batman Movie Film Review by Kam Williams It’s The Caped Crusader vs. The Joker in a Madcap Animated Adventure Not since the campy TV-sitcom back in the Sixties has Batman been so successfully lampooned. Now, the much-beloved superhero again proves perfect fodder for parody in a madcap, animated adventure with a terribly-short […]

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript

Am Not Your Negro, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Raoul Peck, unapologetically-racist nation, slavery, lynchings,segregation, America

  Am Not Your Negro Film Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript When novelist/social critic James Baldwin passed away in 1987, he left behind an unfinished opus entitled “Remember This House.” The 30-page manuscript assessed the plight of African-Americans in the United States while specifically reflecting upon the assassinations […]

High-Octane Franchise Revived by the Return of Vin Diesel as the Title Character

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Vin Diesel, trademark titillation, Ice Cube, world domination

  xXx: Return of Xander Cage Film Review by Kam Williams High-Octane Franchise Revived by the Return of Vin Diesel as the Title Character When it was released back in 2002 , xXx grossed over a quarter-billion dollars worldwide in theaters alone. The visually-captivating espionage adventure starring Vin Diesel was reminiscent of James Bond, except […]

Adoptee Tracks Down Birth-Mom in Bittersweet Biopic

Lion, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Dev Patel, Saroo Brierley, I was lost, but now I'm found

  Lion Film Review by Kam Williams Adoptee Tracks Down Birth-Mom in Bittersweet Biopic    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 […]

Portuguese Priests Venture to Japan to Search for Missionary Mentor in Faith-Based, Docudrama

Silence, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Portuguese Priests, missionaries, historical drama, test of faith, Liam Neeson

  Silence Film Review by Kam Williams Portuguese Priests Venture to Japan to Search for Missionary Mentor in Faith-Based, Docudrama Portuguese traders first landed in Japan in 1543, followed soon thereafter by Francis Xavier and other Jesuits. So many locals started converting to Christianity that, less than a decade later, the emperor issued an edict […]

Peripatetic Bus Driver Personifies Poetry in Motion in Introspective Character Portrait

Paterson, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

  Paterson Film Review by Kam Williams Peripatetic Bus Driver Personifies Poetry in Motion in Introspective Character Portrait 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 at […]

Beleaguered Boy Befriended by Tree in Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy

A Monster Calls, Film Review, by Kam Williams, E.T., Lewis MacDougall, bittersweet escapist fantasy, J.A. Bayona, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell

  A Monster Calls Film Review by Kam Williams Beleaguered Boy Befriended by Tree in Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is understandably miserable. First of all, the 12 year-old divorced mom (Felicity Jones) is terminally ill. Second, they’re both estranged from his father (Toby Kebbell) who has long since started another family over […]

Denzel and Viola Co-Star in Adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

Fences, Film Review, Kam Williams, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Civil Rights Movement

  Fences Film Review by Kam Williams Denzel and Viola Co-Star in Adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Back in 1987, Fences won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The August Wilson classic, set in the Pittsburgh in the Fifties, chronicled the day-to-day struggle of a blue-collar, African-American family. […]