True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood

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  Kill the Messenger DVD Review by Kam Williams True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood     In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an eye-opening expose’ detailing exactly how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua as well as its […]

Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama

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  Black or White Film Review by Kam Williams Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama   When Elliot Anderson’s (Kevin Costner) wife Carol (Jennifer Ehle) perishes in a tragic car accident, he suddenly finds himself facing the prospect of raising his 7 year-old granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell) alone. After all, the couple […]

Brad Pitt Plays Tough Tank Commander in WWII Flick

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  Fury DVD Review by Kam Williams Brad Pitt Plays Tough Tank Commander in WWII Flick     It is April of 1945, and the Allies are making major inroads across the European theater. However, Adolf Hitler has responded to the attrition in the ranks of his army by exhorting women and children to take […]

Reverential Retrospective Recounts U.S. Pilots’ Role in Israel’s War of Independence

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  Above and Beyond Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Retrospective Recounts U.S. Pilots’ Role in Israel’s War of Independence     Israel found itself losing its War of Independence in 1948 because it had no fighter planes with which to respond to air attacks on the part of its Arab adversaries. Luckily, a number […]

Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling Courtroom Drama

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  The Judge DVD Review by Kam Williams Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling Courtroom Drama     Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a very successful, criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. After all, he was a rebellious kid who frequently landed in trouble […]

CNN Special Revisits the Liberation of Notorious Concentration Camp

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  Voices of Auschwitz TV Review by Kam Williams CNN Special Revisits the Liberation of Notorious Concentration Camp     While tracing his roots a year ago, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer learned for the first time that his paternal grandparents had perished at Auschwitz during the Second World War. That discovery made him a natural to […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015   Kill the Messenger http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P6VM1SM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Downton Abbey: Season Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MO21WAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Fury http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMC0W9G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Judge http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OD37P2Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Story of Women and Art http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMBJYOG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Horror 4 in 1 Collection: Hostel / Hollow Man / When […]

Fact-Based Cautionary Tale Play Revisits Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

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  Americons Film Review by Kam Williams Fact-Based Cautionary Tale Play Revisits Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis     It is California in 2007, at the height of the sub-prime mortgage boom. Jason “Jay” Kelley (Beau Martin Williams), a cash-strapped bouncer is offered an alternative line of work in a higher tax bracket by Devin Weiss (Matt […]