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Mudbound
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Mudbound

Film Review by Kam Williams   Returning WWII Vets Forge Unlikely Friendship across Color Line in Searing Southern Saga Dateline: Mississippi, 1946, which means many of the Magnolia State’s soldier native sons are making the adjustment back to civilian life after serving overseas during World War II.. But the fighting isn’t over for Sergeant Ronsel…

Destined
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Destined

Film Review by Kam Williams   Cory Hardrict Stars as Both a Gangsta and an Architect in Alternate Reality, Sci-Fi Saga Sheed Smith (Cory Hardrict) is a drug dealer roaming Detroit’s mean streets in a bloody turf war being waged in the ‘hood where he was raised. Meanwhile, his doppelganger, Rasheed Smith (also Cory Hardrict),…

The Star
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The Star

Film Review by Kam Williams   Animals Emerge as Unsung Heroes in Animated Version of the Birth of Christ Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an…

Cory Hardrict
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Cory Hardrict

        The “Destined” Interview with Kam Williams   Cory’s Story! Born and raised in Chicago, Cory Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at an early age. His passion and talent led to an enviable and enduring movie and television career. His big screen credits include Gran Torino, Brotherly Love, American Sniper, Spectral,…

No Greater Love
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No Greater Love

    Film Review by Kam Williams   Afghan War Documentary Chronicles Combat through Eyes of Grunts on the Ground In 2010, the 101st Airborne Division’s “No Slack” Infantry Battalion deployed to Afghanistan where it would face its fiercest combat since fighting the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive. Embedded with the grunts was Army…

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Film Review by Kam Williams   Denzel Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance as Attorney with Asperger’s      Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) is a high-functioning savant on the autism spectrum who has been practicing law in L.A. for the past 36 years. The brilliant attorney has spent most of his career under the radar, writing legal…

Murder on the Orient Express
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Murder on the Orient Express

Film Review by Kam Williams   Complex Costume Drama Does Justice to Agatha Christie’s Classic Whodunit! First published in 1936, Murder on the Orient Express revolved around the most famous case handled by Inspector Hercule Poirot. Created by Agatha Christie, the Belgian detective appeared in 33 of her novels, as well as a play and…

Mayhem
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Mayhem

Film Review by Kam Williams Attorney and Client Turn on Abusive Law Firm in Revenge-Fueled Splatterfest Attorney Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) was a rising star working his way up the corporate ladder at Towers and Smythe when he was blindsided by a false accusation of making a million-dollar mistake. He was callously fired on the…

On Wings of Eagles
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On Wings of Eagles

Film Review by Kam Williams   Eric Liddell’s Missionary Work Memorialized in Bittersweet Sequel to “Chariots of Fire” Chariots of Fire (1981) chronicled the real-life exploits of Eric Henry Liddell (1902-1945), aka “The Flying Scotsman,” a world-class sprinter who won the gold medal in the 400-meter track race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris….

Maggie Betts
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Maggie Betts

The “Novitiate” Interview with Kam Williams   Betting on Maggie! Maggie Betts is a native New Yorker and graduate of Princeton University. In 2011, she completed her first documentary, The Carrier, chronicling the plight of an HIV+ pregnant woman in rural Zambia. After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film went on to play…

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