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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bittersweet Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologist Who Cracked Nazi Code

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  The Imitation Game Film Review by Kam Williams Bittersweet Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologist Who Cracked Nazi Code   At the outset of World War II, the Nazis gained the early advantage with the help of its Enigma, the encrypting machine which enabled the German military to communicate without having to worry about any […]

Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West

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  Big Muddy Film Review by Kam Williams Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West     Martha Barlow (Nadia Litz) is a femme fatale with a checkered past and plenty of skeletons in her closet. Consequently, she’s done her best to keep off the grid, raising her […]

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

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  The Wedding Ringer Film Review by Kam Williams Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy     Doug Harris (Josh Gad) and Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) are putting the finishing touches on their impending wedding. Trouble is the socially-challenged groom has yet to find a best man and they’re set to exchange […]

Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir

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Wild Film Review by Kam Williams Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir     Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life went into a tailspin right after the untimely death of her mother (Laura Dern). The grief-stricken 22 year-old subsequently became emotionally estranged from the people closest to her, including her husband, Paul (Thomas Sadowski), […]

Historical Drama Revisits Industrial Disaster That Devastated Indian City

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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Revisits Industrial Disaster That Devastated Indian City   On the night of December 2, 1984, a pesticide plant located in Bhopal, India spewed tons of toxic gas into the air as the result of a reaction of water with a chemical called Methyl […]