Category : Mississippi

Southeast / Mississippi - 8 months ago

Gringo

Film Review by Kam Williams Naive Nerd Abandoned by Boss in Mexico in Madcap Action Comedy Nerdy Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) is a loyal employee at Promethium Pharmaceuticals who has been patiently waiting for his chance to share in the success...

Southeast / Mississippi - 8 months ago

Foxtrot

Film Review by Kam Williams Israeli Couple Grieves Loss of Soldier Son in Poignant, Deliberately-Paced Drama Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna Feldmann (Sarah Adler) live in Tel Aviv with their daughter Alma (Shira Haas). They also have a son, Jo...

Southeast / Mississippi - 8 months ago

The Envelope Please: Your Guide to the Oscars

by Kam Williams Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed If you’re planning on entering an Oscar pool at the office or online, you might want to check out my pix first. After all, given my immersion in movies, movie biz and movie buzz, t...

Southeast / Mississippi - 8 months ago

Malcolm X: The Lost Tapes

Film Review by Kam Williams Intriguing Documentary Features Found Footage of Late Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X (1925-1965) is best remembered as the charismatic spokesperson for the Nation of Islam whose fiery speeches helped the Black Muslims’ ran...

Southeast / Mississippi - 8 months ago

Black Panther

Film Review by Kam Williams Chadwick Boseman Rises to the Occasion as African King/Marvel Superhero Chadwick Boseman has already made quite a career out of portraying a variety of prominent African-Americans, from football star Floyd Little (The Ex...

Southeast / Mississippi - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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...