Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling Courtroom Drama

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  The Judge DVD Review by Kam Williams Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling 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 […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015   Kill the Messenger http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P6VM1SM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Downton Abbey: Season Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MO21WAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Fury http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMC0W9G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Judge http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OD37P2Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Story of Women and Art http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMBJYOG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Horror 4 in 1 Collection: Hostel / Hollow Man / When […]

Visionary Author Talks about His NAACP Image Award-Nomination

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Jeff Chang The “Who We Be” Interview with Kam Williams Visionary Author Talks about His NAACP Image Award-Nomination   Jeff Chang is a new sage thinker with his finger on the pulse of American culture. His first book, the critically-acclaimed “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,” collected a cornucopia of honors, […]

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 […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 6, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 6, 2015   Boyhood http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MEQUNIW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Guest http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NO834N0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Pleasures of Being Out of Step http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OABKR58/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Salvo http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K556V9O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Tootsie [The Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MRKX8BE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   No Good Deed http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00N575EU6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Masterpiece: The Manners of Downton Abbey […]

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” […]

Movies Opening This Week ~ January 2, 2015

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 2, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (PG-13 for disturbing images and mature themes) Haunted house sequel, set in the English countryside during World War II, where a […]