Southern Belles Vie for Union Soldier’s Affections in Sofia Coppola’s Sublime Tale of Seduction

The Beguiled, Film Review, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Oona Laurence, Colin Farrell, Civil War, Thomas Cullinan, Elle Fanning

  The Beguiled Film Review by Kam Williams Southern Belles Vie for Union Soldier’s Affections in Sofia Coppola’s Sublime Tale of Seduction The Beguiled is a Civil War saga based on the best seller of the same name by the late novelist/playwright Thomas Cullinan (1919-1995). The sublime tale of seduction was first adapted to the […]

Canadian Librarian Courted by Hobo While Searching for Aunt in Delightful French Farce

Lost in Paris, Film Review, Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Wes Anderson, Charlie Chaplin

  Lost in Paris Film Review by Kam Williams Canadian Librarian Courted by Hobo While Searching for Aunt in Delightful French Farce If you’re familiar with the surreal cinematic stylings of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, then you have an idea of what sort of treat’s in store while watching Lost in Paris. The talented […]

BFFS Reunite for Raunchy Bachelorette Party Reminiscent of “The Hangover”

Rough Night, Film Review, Scarlett Johansson, Paul W. Downs, BFF,bawdy bachelorette party,

  Rough Night Film Review by Kam Williams BFFS Reunite for Raunchy Bachelorette Party Reminiscent of “The Hangover” Jessica (Scarlett Johansson) and Peter (Paul W. Downs) are on the verge of tying the knot. But prior to walking down the aisle together, they’ve agreed to simultaneously throw themselves bachelor’s and bachelorette’s parties. But while she […]

Urban Comedy Explores Korean Domination of Black Haircare Industry

Brazilian Wavy, Film Review, African-American, Chris Rock, Korean, Aron Ranen, Kirk Henriquest, wacky comedy

  Brazilian Wavy Film Review by Kam Williams Urban Comedy Explores Korean Domination of Black Haircare Industry In recent years, a couple of groundbreaking documentaries addressed some serious issues pertaining to African-American hair. The first, Aron Ranen’s Black Hair, chronicled the Korean takeover of the black haircare industry. The second, Chris Rock’s Good Hair, was […]

Marine Bonds with Combat Dog in Man’s Best Friend Drama

Megan Leavey, Film Review, based on a true story, Marine, Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Will Patton, K-9 unit, German Shepard, U.S. Military, dog whisperer

  Megan Leavey Film Review by Kam Williams Marine Bonds with Combat Dog in Man’s Best Friend Drama Five years ago, Mike Dowling published “Sergeant Rex,” a memoir about the unbreakable bond he’d forged with a bomb-sniffing dog while conducting over 35 missions on the front lines of Iraq. Now, another Marine, Corporal Megan Leavey, […]

Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence in Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller

spine-tinglerIt Comes at Night, Film Review, Kam Williams, Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, spine-tingler , horror

  It Comes at Night Film Review by Kam Williams Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence in Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been decimating the planet. At least that’s what he thought about their […]

Recluse Comes to Regret Bringing Good Samaritan Home in Riveting Suspense Thriller

Black Butterfly, Film Review, Kam Williams, suspense, Antonio Banderas, Colorado, Piper Perabo, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, riveting whodunit

  Black Butterfly Film Review by Kam Williams Recluse Comes to Regret Bringing Good Samaritan Home in Riveting Suspense Thriller    Paul (Antonio Banderas) is the literary equivalent of a one-hit wonder. The flash in the pan enjoyed a short-lived success, thanks to the best-seller he published while still in his twenties. Back then, he […]

Women Resist Replacement Rabbi’s Repressive Rules in Delightful Tale of Female Empowerment

The Women's Balcony, Ismach Hatani, Film Review, Kam Williams, Avraham Aviv Alush, Jerusalem, Abraham Celektar

  The Women’s Balcony (Ismach Hatani) Film Review by Kam Williams Women Resist Replacement Rabbi’s Repressive Rules in Delightful Tale of Female Empowerment A bar mitzvah is in full swing at an Orthodox temple in Jerusalem when the balcony designated for women worshipers suddenly gives way. Once the dust settles, the attendees discover to their […]

Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Film Review, Documentary, discrimination, Asian, Dr. David Dao, United Airlines, Thomas Sung

  Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Film Review by Kam Williams Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their  success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a […]

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 […]