Pedophile Priests Shown Sympathy in South American Drama

  The Club (El Club) DVD Review by Kam Williams Pedophile Priests Shown Sympathy in South American Drama The Oscar-winning Best Picture Spotlight addressed the problem of pedophilia in the priesthood from the point of view of the victims. But if you’re looking for a take on the issue more sympathetic to the perpetrators, have […]

Millennial Generation’s Variation on "The Big Chill" Arrives on DVD

  Millennial Generation’s Variation on “The Big Chill” Arrives on DVD Bodhi was a popular guy back in high school several years ago. So, when he passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm, it’s no surprise that many of his friends might decide to return home to attend the funeral. Among the pals descending on Albuquerque […]

DVD Features DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winning Performance as Legendary Frontiersman

  The Revenant DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winning Performance as Legendary Frontiersman Hugh Glass (1780-1833) was a legendary frontiersman who explored the American West in the early 19th Century. He’s been previously portrayed on the big screen by Richard Harris in Man in the Wilderness (1971) and by Dewitt Lee in […]

Maggie Shines in Screen Adaptation of Play She Originated on the Stage

  The Lady in the Van DVD Review by Kam Williams Maggie Shines in Screen Adaptation of Play She Originated on the Stage For a half-dozen seasons, Dame Maggie Smith has been delighting television viewers as dowager Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey. Younger fans of the show might be unaware that she’s a two-time Oscar-winner […]

Marlon Wayans Plays Filthy-Rich Playboy in Parody of Erotic Adventure

  Fifty Shades of Black DVD Review by Kam Williams Marlon Wayans Plays Filthy-Rich Playboy in Parody of Erotic Adventure Ever since Scary Movie (2000), Marlon Wayans has carved out quite a career for himself writing and starring in a string of silly spoofs that includes Scary Movie 2 (2001), Dance Flick (2009), A Haunted […]

Newcomers Join Ford, Fisher and Hamill in Latest Outer Space Epic

  Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens DVD Review by Kam Williams Newcomers Join Ford, Fisher and Hamill in Latest Outer Space Epic The Force Awakens is a splendid sequel to Return of the Jedi, the 1983 finale of the original Star Wars trilogy. This offering follows the uneven prequel trilogy released over […]

Sixties Brit Saga Stars Tom Hardy in Two Roles as Notorious Twin Mobsters

  Legend DVD Review by Kam Williams Sixties Brit Saga Stars Tom Hardy in Two Roles as Notorious Twin Mobsters Hollywood has enjoyed a long love affair with vicious mobsters, each seemingly more ruthless than the last. From Scarface (1932) to Dillinger (1945) to Baby Face Nelson (1957) to Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to The […]

DVD Features Will Smith as Fearless Physician Who Fought the NFL

  Concussion DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features Will Smith as Fearless Physician Who Fought the NFL In 2002, Will Smith landed his first Academy Award nomination for Ali, a riveting biopic about Muhammad Ali directed by Michael Mann. Although a cultural icon in his own right, Smith managed to disappear into the role […]