Category : Mississippi

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

The Final Year

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in New York. With Obama from left are Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and Secretary of...

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

Rel Dowdell

The “Where’s Daddy?” Interview with Kam Williams Renaissance Brother! Rel Dowdell is a screenwriter, film director and producer, as well as an English/screenwriting professor. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his B.A. in English magna...

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

The Shape of Water

Film Review by Kam Williams Monster Meets Girl in Romantic Sci-fi Fantasy The Shape of Water is the early favorite in this year’s Oscar sweepstakes. The sci-fi fantasy about love across species lines was nominated for the most Academy Awards, 13,...

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

Diamond White

The “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” Interview with Kam Williams Precious Diamond Sure Does Shine! Born in Detroit on New Year’s Day in 1999, Diamond White made a huge splash auditioning for Fox-TV’s “The X-Factor” at just 13 years of age. She stunned j...

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

Call Me by Your Name

Film Review by Kam Williams Gay Teen Seduces Dad’s Doctoral Student in Adaptation of Bittersweet Bildungsroman Dateline: Lombardy, 1983. 17 year-old Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet) is spending another summer in Northern Italy. Each year, Elio’s d...

Southeast / Mississippi - 3 months ago

Where’s Daddy?

Film Review by Kam Williams Searing Expose’ Indicts Child Support System as Racist and Rigged against Black Men Today, there’s a cultural consensus that the criminal justice system aggressively targets and imprisons African-Americans. Might the fa...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

2018 Oscar Nominations

by Kam Williams The Shape of Water Leads Race with Lucky 13 Nominations Weinstein, Spacey and Franco Conspicuously Absent The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s surreal, cross-species love story landed the most Academy Award nominations (13), in...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, which relegat...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

Trevante Rhodes

The “12 Strong” Interview with Kam Williams A Spirited Tête-à-Tête with the Talented Athlete-Turned-Thespian Trevante Nemour Rhodes was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on February 10, 1990, but raised in Little Elm, Texas from the age of 10. After...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

12 Strong

Film Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Best Seller Chronicles Exploits of Special Forces Unit Deployed to Afghanistan A few days after 9/11, President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero where he delivered his iconic Bullhorn Speech standing ato...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

I, Tonya

Film Review by Kam Williams Revisionist Biopic Recasts Disgraced Olympic Skater as Sympathetic Figure On January 6, 1994, while waiting to compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship competition, top-ranked Nancy Kerrigan’s (Caitlin Carver) k...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

The Post

Film Review by Kam Williams Hanks and Streep Co-Star in Spielberg Freedom of the Press Period Piece The Post is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: All the President’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). Like the...

Southeast / Mississippi - 4 months ago

What Lies Upstream

Film Review by Kam Williams Eco-Expose’ Warns of Dire Consequences of Unchecked Pollution On January 9, 2014, a coal industry cleansing agent called MCHM started leaking from an above-ground storage tank into West Virginia’s Elk River. The major c...