Dark Girls

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  Dark Girls By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne Hardcover, $35.00 192 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-06-233168-7 Book Review by Kam Williams   “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin […]

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening January 23, 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 January 23, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Boy Next Door (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity and violence) Psychological thriller about a young man (Ryan Guzman) who becomes obsessed with his recently-divorced neighbor (Jennifer Lopez) […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 20, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 20, 2015   The Internet’s Own Boy http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P0DMZGY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Mule http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P80Y2IS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Urban 4 in 1 Collection: Finding Forrester / Stomp the Yard / You Got Served / Gridiron Gang http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OU4MUPK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   A Walk among the Tombstones http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NQE6X3A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations

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       Academy Award Nominations 2015       by Kam Williams   Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations     Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel have emerged as the early Oscar favorites after garnering nine Academy Award nominations each. Both of those films are excellent movies and well-deserving of all the accolades they’ve received. […]

Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits

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  American Sniper Film Review by Kam Williams Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits     Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours as a sniper in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. Over the course of dangerous deployments to Ramadi, Sadr City, Fallujah and other hot spots, he racked up enough kills to […]

Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit

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  Inherent Vice Film Review by Kam Williams Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit     Dateline: Los Angeles, 1970, which is where we find Private Eye Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) living in a beach house with a view in a fictional, seacoast enclave called Gordita Beach. He’s totally wasted, but […]

Boyhood Is the Big Winner!

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  2015 Golden Globes Recap by Kam Williams Boyhood Is the Big Winner!   An early indicator of Academy Award potential, the Golden Globes have established Boyhood as the early Oscar favorite. Directed by Richard Linkater, the time-lapse coming-of-age drama won in the Best Picture, Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) categories. […]

Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller

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No Good Deed DVD Review by Kam Williams Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller   While this movie is by no means a masterpiece, it is nevertheless a tautly-wound nail-biter which keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. And yes, there is a humdinger of […]