Social Satire Takes Sophisticated Look at Race Relations in the Ivy League

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Dear White People Film Review by Kam Williams Social Satire Takes Sophisticated Look at Race Relations in the Ivy League   The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s precisely the predicament we […]

Zane Steamy Best Seller Adapted into Moralizing, Melodramatic Soap Opera

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  Addicted Film Review by Kam Williams Zane Steamy Best Seller Adapted into Moralizing, Melodramatic Soap Opera   I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m allowed to call a movie a “chick flick” anymore. But when I went to see Addicted, the only other guys in attendance were the couple […]

Housewife and Kids Abducted by Killer in Edge of Your Seat Thriller

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No Good Deed Film Review by Kam Williams Housewife and Kids Abducted by Killer in Edge of Your Seat Thriller   It is usually a bad sign when a movie studio decides not to preview a picture for film critics. In the case of No Good Deed, Screen Gems claimed that it was refraining from […]

‘Tweener Documentary Takes Look at Life from That Awkward Age

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I Am Eleven Film Review by Kam Williams  ‘Tweener Documentary Takes Look at Life from That Awkward Age   11 is that awkward age when most boys are bashful and self-conscious about their cracking voices while the girls are gangly and getting their first period. If you’re wondering what today’s kids are thinking about as […]

Insatiable Teen Explores Her Carnal Fantasies in Kinky, Coming-of-Age Sexcapade

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Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete) Film Review by Kam Williams Insatiable Teen Explores Her Carnal Fantasies in Kinky, Coming-of-Age Sexcapade   Helen Memel (Carla Juri) has had hemorrhoids for as long as she can remember, an unfortunate affliction she probably developed as a result of a combination of probing herself and practicing very poor hygiene. For the headstrong […]

Elvis Impersonator Showcases His Talent in Faith-Based Musical

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The Identical Film Review by Kam Williams   Elvis Impersonator Showcases His Talent in Faith-Based Musical   What if Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin had survived his mother’s pregnancy rather than passed away during delivery back in January of 1935? That is the alternate reality contemplated by The Identical, a faith-based musical marking the underwhelming directorial […]

Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman

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Altina Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman   Altina Schinasi (1907-1999) was lucky enough to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. The youngest of three girls, her parents were Sephardic Jews of humble origin who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in the late […]

Dysfunctional Latvian Family Serves as Fodder for Gallows Humor about Suicide

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Rocks in My Pockets Film Review by Kam Williams  Dysfunctional Latvian Family Serves as Fodder for Gallows Humor about Suicide  Signe Baumane hails from a dysfunctional Latvian family whose females have historically been haunted by suicidal thoughts and bouts of depression to a disturbing degree. Signe traces the inherited predisposition back to her grandmother who […]