Historical Documentary Chronicles Rise and Fall of Incendiary Political Party

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Documentary Chronicles Rise and Fall of Incendiary Political Party The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress of the […]

Musical Biopic Chronicles Career of First White Mariachi Singer

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Mateo Film Review by Kam Williams Musical Biopic Chronicles Career of First White Mariachi Singer Matthew “Mateo” Stoneman is a proverbial 98-pound weakling with eyeglasses and a concave chest. But don’t let that underwhelming physique fool you. For the nerdy redhead is also a felon who has done a long stretch behind bars in California […]

American Family Seeks Safe Haven in High-Octane Political Thriller

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No Escape Film Review by Kam Williams American Family Seeks Safe Haven in High-Octane Political Thriller After the company he works for files for bankruptcy, Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson)  accepts a position overseas with Cardiff, a transnational, water bottling corporation. But the native Texan really regrets that his new job will involve uprooting his wife, […]

Kids Disappear in Dust Storm in Atmospheric Aussie Thriller

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Strangerland Film Review by Kam Williams Kids Disappear in Dust Storm in Atmospheric Aussie Thriller Pharmacist Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) has just moved his family from Australia’s capital city of Canberra to a tiny town in the Australian Outback where he has accepted a position at the only drug store for miles around. The impetus […]

Gritty Raptrospective Chronicles Rise and Demise of Legendary Gangsta’ Group

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Straight Outta Compton Film Review by Kam Williams Gritty Raptrospective Chronicles Rise and Demise of Legendary Gangsta’ Group Back in the Eighties, the CIA began orchestrating the introduction of crack-cocaine to African-American communities all across America, starting with the South Central L.A. By the middle of the decade, the epidemic had turned Compton into a […]

Town Slacker Marked for Death by Government in “Manchurian Candidate“ Action Comedy

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American Ultra Film Review by Kam Williams Town Slacker Marked for Death by Government in “Manchurian Candidate“ Action Comedy   At first blush, Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) looks like your prototypical slacker with not much of a future. The small town stoner is very content to fritter away his life behind the counter of the […]

Sixties TV-Series Adapted as Nostalgic, Cold War Romp

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Film Review by Kam Williams Sixties TV-Series Adapted as Nostalgic, Cold War Romp   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular television series which enjoyed a four-year run on NBC from 1964 to 1968. Ostensibly trading on the phenomenal success of the James Bond film franchise, the show revovled around another […]

Fox Reboots Marvel Franchise with Character-Driven Origins Adventure

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  Fantastic Four Film Review by Kam Williams Fox Reboots Marvel Franchise with Character-Driven Origins Adventure Marvel Comics’ first brought the Fantastic Four to the big screen a decade ago, and followed it up with a sequel a couple years later. Since neither generated much in the way of audience enthusiasm, 20th Century Fox has […]