Aviva Kempner Interview

Aviva Kempner “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” Interview by Kam Williams Viva Aviva! A child of a Holocaust survivor and a US Army officer, Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin, Germany after World War II. She was inspired by her heritage to produce and co-write Partisans of Vilna, a documentary on Jewish resistance […]

5-7 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases  by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for May 7, 2013 Doc Martin Special Collection: Complete Series [Seasons 1- 5, Plus the Movies] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A27O0N4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Rabbi’s Cat http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ATK0024/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Upstream Color http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BC75H5S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Witness: A World in Conflict through a Lens http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AHFWIBM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Steel Magnolias http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BNV9WCW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Deep in […]

King’s Faith Film Review

King’s Faith  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Reformed Gangsta Seeks Redemption in Modern Morality Play Brendan King (Crawford Wilson), a kid raised in the foster care system, was sent away at the age of 15 after being caught dealing drugs and running guns as a member of a notorious gang known as Avenue D. […]

The Big Wedding Film Review

The Big Wedding  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: A-List Cast Can’t Save Atrocious Adaptation of French Farce This picture is such a wholesale disaster that it’s hard to decide where to start in critiquing it. I could talk about how it is just the latest case of Hollywood remaking a French farce (Mon Frère […]

Changing the Game DVD Review

Changing the Game  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Ghetto Serves as Setting for Coming-of-Age Saga of Shakespearean Proportions Darrell Barnes (Sean Riggs) was dealt a horrible hand as a baby, having been abandoned by his mother after his father was shot dead on the rough streets of North Philly. At least he was lucky […]

5-3 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 3, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Iron Man 3 (PG-13 for intense violence and brief sensuality) Latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise finds the brilliant billionaire-turned-intrepid superhero (Robert Downey, Jr.) teaming with a precocious, prepubescent […]

Paradise: Love Film Review

Paradise: Love  (Paradies: Liebe) Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Single-Mom Develops Jungle Fever in Kenya in Initial Installment of Incendiary Trilogy Paradise: Love is the initial offering in a trilogy of incendiary dramas from the Austria-born director Ulrich Seidl. Each of the three installments focuses on a different female from the same family. This […]

Sly Stallone Interview

Sly Stallone  The “Bullet to the Head” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Still Sly after All These Years Sylvester Stallone has been known worldwide as a true screen legend since creating the title role in the seminal 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture “Rocky,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. Over the course of his long […]

The Impossible DVD Review

The Impossible DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominee Naomi Watts Stars in Real-Life Tsunami Drama On the day after Christmas in 2004, a magnitude 9.3 earthquake, the third largest ever measured on the Richter scale, triggered a mammoth tsunami in the Indian Ocean which cost a quarter million people their lives. Thanks to the ubiquity […]

4-30 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 30, 2013 Silver Linings Playbook http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A81NFAS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Big Boss / Fist of Fury [Bruce Lee Double Feature] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AKB8PWE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Way of the Dragon / Game of Death [Bruce Lee Double Feature] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AKB8OZC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wagner & Me http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B8W7LD8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Only the Young / Tchoupitoulas […]