Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama

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  Private Peaceful Film Review by Kam Williams Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama     Tommo (George MacKay) and Charlie Peaceful (Jack O’Connell) had a healthy sibling rivalry while growing up in Devon at the dawn of the 20th Century. The brothers were raised on a sprawling country estate owned by […]

High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller

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The Best of Me Film Review by Kam Williams High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller   The real test of a good tearjerker is whether or not it moves you to tears. And this movie managed to make me cry in spite of myself. As this film unfolded, I frequently found […]

Downey and Duvall Square-Off in Character-Driven Courtroom Drama

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The Judge Film Review by Kam Williams Downey and Duvall Square-Off in Character-Driven Courtroom Drama Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a very successful, criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. After all, he was a rebellious kid who frequently landed in trouble with the law while growing up in […]

Jeremy Renner Riveting in True Tale as Intrepid Investigative Journalist

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Kill the Messenger Film Review by Kam Williams Jeremy Renner Riveting in True Tale as Intrepid Investigative Journalist     In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an eye-opening expose’ detailing exactly how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua as well as its distribution in […]

Overcoming-the-Odds Biopic Recounts Rise of Aspiring Opera Singer

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One Chance Film Review by Kam Williams Overcoming-the-Odds Biopic Recounts Rise of Aspiring Opera Singer   For as long as Paul Potts (James Corden) can remember, all he every wanted to do was sing. Blessed with a big voice, the chubby boy sang everywhere as a child, whether in the shower, walking down the street, riding […]

Princess Saves the Day in Musical Adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen Classic

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  Frozen Film Review by Kam Williams   Given the toll the polar vortex has been exacting on the continental U.S. lately, I think plenty of people can relate to the frigid predicament of the people living in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. Disney’s Frozen is an animated adventure loosely based on “The Snow Queen,” a classic […]

Ex-Con Opens Chess Club for At-Risk Kids in Ghetto-Based Biopic

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  Life of a King Film Review by Kam Williams   Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) was so worried about returning to his neighborhood in inner-city Washington, DC after serving 17 years for bank robbery that he shared his concern with his cellmate Searcy (Dennis Haysbert). The wise, old elder responded by making an analogy […]

Troubled Teen Transforms behind Bars in True Tale of Redemption

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  Jamesy Boy Film Review by Kam Williams   James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) ended up behind bars in spite of his frustrated mother’s (Mary-Louise Parker) best efforts to keep him on the straight and narrow path. When he was 14, she took him down to the police station for a good talking to after she found a […]