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American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise PBS-TV Review by Kam Williams PBS' American Masters Broadcasts Revealing … [Read more...]

Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance

  A United Kingdom Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But … [Read more...]

Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD

  Hacksaw Ridge DVD Review by Kam Williams Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD     Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he … [Read more...]

Six-Time Nominee Out on DVD

  Manchester by the Sea DVD Review by Kam Williams Six-Time Nominee Out on DVD Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) was having a hard time hanging on to his job as a janitor in Quincy, Massachusetts, when he received word from a family friend … [Read more...]

Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy

  Fist Fight Film Review by Kam Williams Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague to Duel in Kitchen Sink Comedy Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would … [Read more...]

Keanu Reeves Returns as Vengeful Assassin in High-Body Count Splatterfest

  John Wick: Chapter 2 Film Review by Kam Williams Keanu Reeves Returns as Vengeful Assassin in High-Body Count Splatterfest When we first met John Wick (Keanu Reeves), he went on a bloody killing spree in the wake of losing the love of … [Read more...]

For movies opening February 10, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening February 10, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS Fifty Shades Darker (R for profanity, graphic sexuality and frontal nudity) Steamy … [Read more...]

Bittersweet Biopic Revisits Forbidden Romance That Led to Landmark Supreme Court Decision

  Loving DVD Review by Kam Williams Bittersweet Biopic Revisits Forbidden Romance That Led to Landmark Supreme Court Decision Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) and Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) committed a crime just by falling in love when they … [Read more...]

Tyler Perry Back as Sassy Granny for Coarse Comedy

  Boo! A Madea Halloween Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Tyler Perry Back as Sassy Granny for Coarse Comedy No one has ever accused Tyler Perry of being short on ideas. After all, the prolific writer/director has been the brains behind a … [Read more...]

Hidden Figures Takes Top Ensemble Honor

  2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards by Kam Williams Hidden Figures Takes Top Ensemble Honor Denzel, Viola and Mahershala Garner Individual Acting Accolades The La La Land juggernaut hit a speed bump at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on … [Read more...]