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Gyllenhaal Gives Great Performance in Sci-fi Horror Flick

  Life Blu-Ray Review by Kam Williams Gyllenhaal Gives Great Performance in Sci-fi Horror Flick In recent years, Hollywood has started serving up some outer space adventures, a la The Martian (2015) and The Space between Us (2017), suggesting that the Red Planet is basically a benign environment free of any hostile creatures. But just […]

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 profusion of plays, movies and television shows.  But he would be the first […]

Mark Wahlberg Vehicle Revisits BP Oil Spill

  Deepwater Horizon Blu-Ray Review by Kam Williams Mark Wahlberg Vehicle Revisits BP Oil Spill On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, located 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, exploded when high-pressure methane gas blew out the drill pipe. 11 members of the crew perished in the ensuing fiery inferno which engulfed […]

Affleck Impressive as Accountant-Turned-Assassin in Cloak-and-Dagger Thriller

  The Accountant Blu-Ray Review by Kam Williams Affleck Impressive as Accountant-Turned-Assassin in Cloak-and-Dagger Thriller At first blush, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) looks like your average CPA. After all, the self-employed nerd plies his trade in a modest office located in a nondescript strip mall in suburban Plainfield, Illinois. The talented forensic accountant’s is apparently […]

Nate Parker Writes, Directs and Stars in Nat Turner Biopic

  The Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Nate Parker Writes, Directs and Stars in Nat Turner Biopic Nat Turner (Nate Parker) was born into slavery on October 2, 1800 on a sprawling plantation located in Southampton County, Virginia. There, as a precocious child, he exhibited a thirst for knowledge at an […]

Docudrama Revisits Exploits of Expatriated Whistleblower

  Snowden Blu-Ray Review by Kam Williams Docudrama Revisits Exploits of Expatriated Whistleblower Citizenfour won the 2016 Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. But given how the movie made less than $4 million worldwide, one might reasonably conclude that the details of Edward Snowden’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dump of National Security Agency documents remains substantially […]

Denzel Heads Star-Studded Ensemble in Remake of Kurosawa Classic

  The Magnificent Seven Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Denzel Heads Star-Studded Ensemble in Remake of Kurosawa Classic Directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa in 1954, Seven Samurai was a groundbreaking film which had a profound influence on the evolution of cinema for generations to come. Superficially, that seminal work merely reads like a martial […]

Morgan Freeman Stars in Remake of Charlton Heston Classic

  Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Morgan Freeman Stars in Remake of Charlton Heston Classic It takes a lot of chutzpah to remake the Hollywood epic that won the most Academy Awards in history. But that’s just what we have in Ben-Hur, a fairly-faithful version of the 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston. The films […]

Day-in-the-Life Romance Drama Chronicles the Barack and Michelle’s Very First Date

  Southside with You Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Day-in-the-Life Romance Drama Chronicles the Barack and Michelle’s Very First Date Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama’s (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that’s who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational […]

Dad Tracks Down Dead Son’s Drug Dealers in Scandinavian Splatterfest

  In Order of Disappearance Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Dad Tracks Down Dead Son’s Drug Dealers in Scandinavian Splatterfest Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgard) had no idea his son Ingvar (Aron Eskeland) was a heroin addict until the day the young man was murdered by a couple of ruthless dealers who made it look like […]