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The Disaster Artist
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The Disaster Artist

Film Review by Kam Williams   Buddy Comedy Chronicles the Making of the Worst Movie Ever In 1998, 19 year-old Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) met a mysterious, middle-aged man named Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in a San Francisco acting class. Wiseau not only lied about his age but claimed to be from New Orleans, despite…

Katt Williams
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Katt Williams

The “Father Figures” Interview with Kam Williams   Katt’s Back! Legendary stand-up comedian, actor and rapper Katt Williams has enjoyed an impressive career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. The film Father Figures marks…

New York Film Critics Online 2017 Winners
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New York Film Critics Online 2017 Winners

New York Film Critics Online (to which Kam Williams belongs) held its 18th annual awards meeting in Walter Reade Theatre’s Furman Gallery in Lincoln Center on December 10, 2017, and voted these winners: PICTURE The Florida Project (A24) (tie) Mudbound (Netflix) (tie) DIRECTOR Dee Rees for Mudbound (Netflix) ACTOR Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (Focus)…

Lady Bird
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Lady Bird

  Film Review by Kam Williams   Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady…

Wonder Wheel
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Wonder Wheel

Film Review by Kam Williams   New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of the century with a string of critically-acclaimed offerings…

The Man Who Invented Christmas
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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Film Review by Kam Williams   Sentimental Tale of Redemption Credits a Compassionate Charles Dickens for the Way We Celebrate Christmas Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered the preeminent novelist of the Victorian Era because of his touching and timeless tales that shed light on the plight of the poor. He probably began developing an empathy…

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Film Review by Kam Williams   Frances McDormand Delivers in Dark Comedy Reminiscent of “Fargo” Twenty years ago, Frances McDormand won an Academy Award for Fargo, a delightful whodunit set in a tiny Minnesota town inhabited by a cornucopia of colorful local yokels. In that Coen Brothers’ black comedy, she played a dedicated police chief…

Ray Fisher
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Ray Fisher

The “Justice League” Interview with Kam Williams   Superhero Cyborg: Body by Fisher! Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore on September 8, 1987, but raised in Lawnside, New Jersey, where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. After graduating, he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career….

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),…

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