The Tiger Hunter

Film Review by Kam Williams Indian Immigrant Opts for Love over American Dream in Charming Romantic Comedy Sami Malik (Danny Pudi) has had a crush on Ruby Iqbal (Karen David) for as long as he can remember. The lifelong friends were raised in the same village where both of their fathers were pillars of the …

Man in Red Bandana

Film Review by Kam Williams Masked 9/11 Hero Memorialized in Inspirational Biopic Sometimes, substance trumps low-production values. Case in point, Man in Red Bandana. Minutes after the World Trade Center was struck by United Airlines Flight 175 on the morning of 9/11, Welles Crowther called his mother to let him know he was okay. The …

Home Again

by  Kam Williams Middle-Aged Mom Dates Younger Man in Midlife Crisis Comedy   After separating from her husband, Austen (Michael Sheen), Alice Kinney decides to move from Manhattan to L.A. with her two young daughters, Rosie (Eden Grace Redfield) and Isabel (Lola Flanery). Although her dad has passed away, the return to the house she …

It

Film Review by Kam Williams Kids Hunt Killer Clown in Creepy Adaptation of Stephen King Classic Written by master of suspense Stephen King, It was the best-selling book in the U.S. during 1986. The riveting page-turner was set in deceptively-serene Derry, Maine, where a sadistic clown living underground in the sewers disrupted the peace of …

Philip Ng

    The “Birth of the Dragon” Interview   with Kam Williams     Martial Arts Master Expounds on Playing Playing the Legendary Bruce Lee       Based in Hong Kong, Philip Ng is a martial arts master who works in film and television as an actor, action director and fight choreographer. Trained in …

Crown Heights

Film Review by Kam Williams Courtroom Docudrama Recounts Real-Life Miscarriage of Justice In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) was wrongfully accused of murder on the streets of Brooklyn by a 15 year-old juvenile delinquent (Skylan Brooks) who picked him out of a photo lineup provided by police down at the precinct house. …

Whose Streets?

Film Review by Kam Williams Partisan Polemic Revisits Mike Brown Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri On August 9, 2014, Mike Brown was shot a half-dozen times by police officer Darren Wilson on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a predominantly-black suburb of St. Louis. Because several eyewitnesses said the 18 year-old had his hands up at the …

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Film Review by Kam Williams   Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce’s (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic relationship with Interpol …

In This Corner of the World

Film Review by Kam Williams   Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native’s Point-of-View   On August 6, 1945, President Truman took to the radio to announce that “the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base.” Truth be told, only about 15% of the 140,000 people killed by the blast were Japanese …

Annabelle: Creation

Film Review by Kam Williams   Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in a horror franchise that previously featured The Conjuring 1 and 2 as well as Annabelle. Because this prequel is set in 1952, well before the events which transpired in the …