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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...]

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...]

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript

  Am Not Your Negro Film Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin's Unfinished Manuscript When novelist/social critic James Baldwin passed away in 1987, he left behind an unfinished opus entitled … [Read more...]

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript

  Am Not Your Negro Film Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominated Documentary Inspired by James Baldwin's Unfinished Manuscript When novelist/social critic James Baldwin passed away in 1987, he left behind an unfinished opus entitled … [Read more...]

High-Octane Franchise Revived by the Return of Vin Diesel as the Title Character

  xXx: Return of Xander Cage Film Review by Kam Williams High-Octane Franchise Revived by the Return of Vin Diesel as the Title Character When it was released back in 2002 , xXx grossed over a quarter-billion dollars worldwide in theaters … [Read more...]

Adoptee Tracks Down Birth-Mom in Bittersweet Biopic

  Lion Film Review by Kam Williams Adoptee Tracks Down Birth-Mom in Bittersweet Biopic    Saroo (Dev Patel) had the misfortune of being born into poverty in India's Khandwa district. He lived there with his single-mom, Kamla (Priyanka … [Read more...]

Portuguese Priests Venture to Japan to Search for Missionary Mentor in Faith-Based, Docudrama

  Silence Film Review by Kam Williams Portuguese Priests Venture to Japan to Search for Missionary Mentor in Faith-Based, Docudrama Portuguese traders first landed in Japan in 1543, followed soon thereafter by Francis Xavier and other … [Read more...]

Peripatetic Bus Driver Personifies Poetry in Motion in Introspective Character Portrait

  Paterson Film Review by Kam Williams Peripatetic Bus Driver Personifies Poetry in Motion in Introspective Character Portrait Paterson (Adam Driver) is stuck in a rut. By day, the municipal bus driver repeatedly negotiates his way around … [Read more...]

Beleaguered Boy Befriended by Tree in Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy

  A Monster Calls Film Review by Kam Williams Beleaguered Boy Befriended by Tree in Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is understandably miserable. First of all, the 12 year-old divorced mom (Felicity Jones) is … [Read more...]