Teens Terrorized over the ‘Net in Found Footage Horror Flick

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  Unfriended Film Review by Kam Williams Teens Terrorized over the ‘Net in Found Footage Horror Flick     On April 9, 2013, Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman) drank too much at a high school classmate’s unsupervised keg party, and promptly passed out and pooped on herself. Time was when such immature behavior might be forgiven […]

Alternative Medicine Documentary Extols the Virtues of Holistic Healing

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  The Business of Disease Film Review by Kam Williams Alternative Medicine Documentary Extols the Virtues of Holistic Healing     The healthcare industrial complex spends billions of dollars on packaging and branding brainwash us into believing that there are no viable alternatives to Western medicine’s approach to curing this or that illness. In fact, […]

Fetish Flick Fails to Match Intensity of Erotic Best-Seller

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  Fifty Shades of Grey Film Review by Kam Williams Fetish Flick Fails to Match Intensity of Erotic Best-Seller   Fifty Shades of Grey marked the remarkable writing debut of TV executive-turned-romance novelist Erika Mitchell. Publishing under the pen name E.L. James, the British author has enjoyed unparalleled success, selling over 100 million copies worldwide […]

Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits

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  American Sniper Film Review by Kam Williams Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits     Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours as a sniper in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. Over the course of dangerous deployments to Ramadi, Sadr City, Fallujah and other hot spots, he racked up enough kills to […]

Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit

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  Inherent Vice Film Review by Kam Williams Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit     Dateline: Los Angeles, 1970, which is where we find Private Eye Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) living in a beach house with a view in a fictional, seacoast enclave called Gordita Beach. He’s totally wasted, but […]

Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Roots Documentary

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  Farewell, Herr Schwarz Film Review by Kam Williams Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Roots Documentary   Although Yael Reuveny was born in Israel 35 years after the end of World War II, her formative years were nevertheless substantially shaped by events that had transpired half a world away during the Holocaust. […]

Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure

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  Two-Bit Waltz Film Review by Kam Williams Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure     Maude (Clara Mamet) is a rudderless rebel without a clue, much to the chagrin of her concerned parents, Carl (William H. Macy) and Anita (Rebecca Pidgeon). Not only does the out of control 17 year-old […]

Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish

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  The Search for General Tso Film Review by Kam Williams Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish   General Tso‘s Chicken is the most popular takeout dish ordered by American diners. But who was General Tso? Was he actually a military hero, or was his title merely honorary, a la that of “Colonel” […]