Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship

  Look at Us Now, Mother! Film Review by Kam Williams Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship Although Gayle Kirschenbaum was raised in the comfy confines of suburban Five Towns on Long Island, her childhood was anything but ideal. Trouble is, she never felt loved by her mother, Mildred, who favored her three sons over […]

Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th

  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution TV Review by Kam Williams Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress […]

Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class

  Requiem for the American Dream Film Review by Kam Williams Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class MIT Professor Noam Chomsky has been an outspoken critic of the Establishment ever since opposing the Vietnam War way back in the Sixties. At 87, the controversial firebrand is now decrying the incredible gulf between […]

New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results

  New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results   New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 6, 2015, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.   The following awards for films that opened in 2015 were voted: PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road) DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road) […]

Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program

  1971 DVD Review by Kam Williams Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program On the evening of March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squared-off in a heavyweight championship bout billed as The Fight of the Century. At that very same moment, while the rest of the world’s attention was […]

DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates

  Best of Enemies DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. were among the most brilliant and articulate minds of their generation. The pair were also polar opposites, politically, which made the idea of hiring them to appear in a series of televised debates an […]

American Media Consultants Manipulate Bolivian Political Campaign in Dirty Tricks Dramedy

Our Brand Is Crisis Film Review by Kam Williams American Media Consultants Manipulate Bolivian Political Campaign in Dirty Tricks Dramedy In 2002, Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada, a candidate for the presidency of Bolivia, found himself floundering in the polls with just a few months to go to election day. Since the desperate multimillionaire had […]

Guilt-Ridden FBI Informant Admits to Overzealous Prosecution of Muslims in Eye-Opening Expose’

  (T)error Film Review by Kam Williams Guilt-Ridden FBI Informant Admits to Overzealous Prosecution of Muslims in Eye-Opening Expose’ It’s no surprise that government surveillance of Muslims has intensified since 9/11. That scrutiny has paid off, as it seems like once a month or so, we hear about how another terrorist plot has been thwarted […]