African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic

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  Bass Clef Bliss Film Review by Kam Williams African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic     Before Terrence Partridge turned 2, his parents first noticed an arrest in his development of age-appropriate social skills. In fact, he actually started regressing soon thereafter, as words he had already been using […]

Lousy Spike Lee Remake of Blaxploit Released on DVD

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  Da Sweet Blood of Jesus DVD Review by Kam Williams   Lousy Spike Lee Remake of Blaxploit Released on DVD     The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also […]

Top Ten DVD List for May 19, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 19, 2015   Clint Eastwood: 7-Movie Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TF7KZ0O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   American Sniper http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00RGZ915C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Battlestar Gallactica: The Definitive Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00Q2OQNCM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Sullivan’s Travels [Criterion Collection Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00SC8KV4M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Orange Is the New Black: Season Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00U8BDQPC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Elizabeth Taylor: 4 Movie Collection […]

Adam Sandler Experiment in Magical Realism Released on DVD

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  The Cobbler DVD Review by Kam Williams Adam Sandler Experiment in Magical Realism Released on DVD   Max (Adam Sandler) is the fourth generation in a long line of cobblers whose family tree can be traced all the way back to a business founded by his great-grandfather Pinchas Simkin (Donnie Keshawarz) in Eastern Europe […]

For movies opening May 15, 2015

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 15, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Mad Max: Fury Road (R for disturbing images and pervasive intense violence) Tom Hardy plays the title character in this reboot of the apocalyptic sci-fi franchise as […]

Race-Fueled Courtroom Drama Comes to DVD

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  Black or White DVD Review by Kam Williams Race-Fueled Courtroom Drama Comes to DVD   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 had originally assumed […]

Peckinpah-Style Mexican Splatterfest Arrives on DVD

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  Days of Grace DVD Review by Kam Williams   Peckinpah-Style Mexican Splatterfest Arrives on DVD     Days of Grace is the title of Arthur Ashe’s moving memoir about his remarkable tennis career as well as his stoic battle with AIDS after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion. By contrast, Days of Grace, the movie, […]

Top Ten DVD List for May 12, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for May 12, 2015   The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show [6- DVD Collector’s Set] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00SG7L5BC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Still Alice http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00STSNA4I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Parenthood: The Complete Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NJ4VMDS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   These Final Hours http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TQGGITG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Marlon Brando: 4 Movie Collection [The Wild One / […]