Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

The Hitman's Bodyguard, Film Review, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Elodie Yung, Samuel L. Jackson

  The Hitman’s Bodyguard Film Review by Kam Williams Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce’s (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic […]

Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise

Annabelle: Creation, Film Review, David F. Sandberg, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Samara Lee, spine-tingling

  Annabelle: Creation Film Review by Kam Williams Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in a horror franchise that previously featured The Conjuring 1 and 2 as well as Annabelle. Because this prequel is set in 1952, well before the events which transpired […]

Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native’s Point-of-View

In This Corner of the World, Film Review, Hiroshima, perspective of a young woman, Suzu Urano, Rena Nouren, Yoshinasa Hosaya, World War ll

  In This Corner of the World Film Review by Kam Williams Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native’s Point-of-View     On August 6, 1945, President Truman took to the radio to announce that “the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base.” Truth be told, only about 15% of the 140,000 […]

Gunslinger Defends Planet from Extinction in Adaptation of Stephen King’s Sci-Fi Epic

The Dark Tower, Film Review, Kam Williams, Stephen King, Superheros, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor,

  The Dark Tower Film Review by Kam Williams Gunslinger Defends Planet from Extinction in Adaptation of Stephen King’s Sci-Fi Epic Laurie Chambers (Katheryn Winnick) is understandably worried about her 11 year-old son’s recurrent nightmares. After all, Jake’s (Tom Taylor) becoming increasingly convinced of Earth’s imminent demise. So, she takes him to a shrink who […]

It’s Halle Berry vs. Hillbillies in High-Octane Chase Thriller

Kidnap, Film Review, Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Jason George, Chris McGinn, kidnapped son

  Kidnap Film Review by Kam Williams It’s Halle Berry vs. Hillbillies in High-Octane Chase Thriller Karla (Halle Berry) is a stressed-out single-mom waitressing in a diner when she’d rather be spending more quality time with her young son, Frankie (Sage Correa). In fact, today, he’s patiently waiting right there in the restaurant for her […]

Standup Comics Entertain Troops Stationed Overseas in Inspirational Concert Flick

I Am Battle Comic, Film Review, Jordan Brady, Bob Hope, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Battle Comic, George Lopez, Dave Attell, George Wallace

  I Am Battle Comic Film Review by Kam Williams Standup Comics Entertain Troops Stationed Overseas in Inspirational Concert Flick   For over 50 years, Bob Hope served as emcee of the USO tour traveling overseas to entertain the troops. From World War II through Operation Desert Storm, Hope never hesitated to put himself in […]

Claustrophobic Docudrama Revisits ’67 Riots through the Prism of Infamous Interrogation at Algiers Hotel

Detroit, Film Review, Riots, Vietnam, 1967, rebellion, Motor City, Michigan National Guard, speakeasy, civil unrest, Kathryn Bigelow, Algiers Hotel

  Detroit Film Review by Kam Williams Claustrophobic Docudrama Revisits ’67 Riots through the Prism of Infamous Interrogation at Algiers Hotel Detroit’s ’67 riots broke out in the wee hours of July 23rd, in the wake of a police raid on an unlicensed bar where folks had been toasting a couple of vets who’d recently […]

Freed Kidnap Victim Adjusts to Reality in Touching Character Study

Brigsby Bear, Film Review, Mark Hamill, Claire Danes,Kyle Mooney, Utah

  Brigsby Bear Film Review by Kam Williams Freed Kidnap Victim Adjusts to Reality in Touching Character Study Brigsby Bear revolves around an age-old premise that’s tough to establish and maintain convincingly, namely, the plight of a sheltered protagonist blissfully unaware of reality. Four films come quickly to mind which succeeded at plausibly presenting just […]

Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Film Review, Luc Besson, Pierre Christin, futuristic tale, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

  Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Film Review by Kam Williams Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular In 1997, Luc Besson released The Fifth Element, a visually-captivating sci-fi adventure which netted four Cesars, including Best Film and Best Director. A couple of decades later, Luc is back with […]

World War II Epic Recreates Flotilla’s Heroic Rescue of Stranded Allies

Dunkirk, Film Review, Winston Churchill, Hitler, World War II, Maginot Line, logistical nightmare, Christopher Nolan

  Dunkirk Film Review by Kam Williams World War II Epic Recreates Flotilla’s Heroic Rescue of Stranded Allies When Hitler ordered an all-out assault on the Western Front in the spring of 1940, the vaunted Maginot Line proved to be no match for the pulverizing German blitzkrieg. The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France all fell […]