Suburban Nerds Masquerade as Hardened Gangstas to Retrieve Cat from the ‘Hood

  Keanu Film Review by Kam Williams Suburban Nerds Masquerade as Hardened Gangstas to Retrieve Cat from the ‘Hood Rell (Jordan Peele) was so inconsolable after being dumped by his girlfriend that getting high didn’t help ease the pain. But then, while crying on the shoulder of his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), a cute, little […]

Jewish Baker Takes Muslim Apprentice in Unlikely-Buddies Dramedy

  Dough Film Review by Kam Williams Jewish Baker Takes Muslim Apprentice in Unlikely-Buddies Dramedy Nat (Jonathan Pryce) is the owner of Dayan and Son, a Kosher bakery located in London. The store’s name is a bit of a misnomer since he’s been the only Dayan working there ever since his father passed away. Nat’s […]

Reverential Retrospective Revisits Life and Career of Charismatic Pop Artist

  Hockney Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Retrospective Revisits Life and Career of Charismatic Pop Artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, England in 1937 which means that his formative years were substantially shaped by World War II, from the air raids to the food rationing. He attended both the Bradford College of Art […]

Saldana Successfully Channels Simone in Controversial Biopic

  Nina Film Review by Kam Williams Saldana Successfully Channels Simone in Controversial Biopic Most of the pre-release buzz surrounding this controversial biopic has swirled around the debate about Zoe Saldana’s darkening her skin, donning an afro wig and wearing a prosthetic nose to portray Nina Simone (1933-2003). Apparently, in these politically-correct times, some consider […]

Brain-Altered Convict Chases International Terrorists in High Body-Count, Action Thriller

  Criminal Film Review by Kam Williams Brain-Altered Convict Chases International Terrorists in High Body-Count, Action Thriller CIA Agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) was in London on assignment to deliver a ransom to a computer hacker called the “The Dutchman” (Michael Pitt) when he was assassinated en route by a terrorist (Jordi Molla) with a […]

Shaken Fireman Faces Moment of Truth in Midlife Crisis Drama

  Before “I Do” Film Review by Kam Williams Shaken Fireman Faces Moment of Truth in Midlife Crisis Drama Caleb Abrams (Jensen Atwood) is single today only because his former fiancee, Asia (Michelle D. Ivy), broke off their engagement the night before the wedding. During the year since, the buff Baltimore fireman has rededicated himself […]

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 […]

Cheadle Channels Legendary Jazz Great in Warts-and-all Biopic

  Miles Ahead Film Review by Kam Williams Cheadle Channels Legendary Jazz Great in Warts-and-all Biopic It’s no secret that Don Cheadle wanted to make a movie about Miles Davis (1926-1991) for over a decade. Well, the wait is finally over for jazz fans eager to see the warts-and-all biopic chronicling some of the highs […]