Lost in Paris

Film Review by Kam Williams   Canadian Librarian Courted by Hobo While Searching for Aunt in Delightful French Farce   If you’re familiar with the surreal cinematic stylings of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, then you have an idea of what sort of treat’s in store while watching Lost in Paris. The talented husband and …

13 Minutes Film Review by Kam Williams

13 Minutes Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Recreates 1939 Attempt to Assassinate Hitler Believe it or not, over a dozen different attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler (Udo Schenk) were made before he took his own life in April of 1945. The year before, he only suffered minor injuries in the bombing that was …

The Beguiled

Film Review by Kam Williams     Southern Belles Vie for Union Soldier’s Affections in Sofia Coppola’s Sublime Tale of Seduction   The Beguiled is a Civil War saga based on the best seller of the same name by the late novelist/playwright Thomas Cullinan (1919-1995). The sublime tale of seduction was first adapted to the …

Megan Leavey

Film Review by Kam Williams   Marine Bonds with Combat Dog in Man’s Best Friend Drama Five years ago, Mike Dowling published “Sergeant Rex,” a memoir about the unbreakable bond he’d forged with a bomb-sniffing dog while conducting over 35 missions on the front lines of Iraq. Now, another Marine, Corporal Megan Leavey, is the …

It Comes at Night

Film Review by Kam Williams     Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence in Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been decimating the planet. At least that’s what he thought about their remote hideout until …

The Women’s Balcony

Film Review by Kam Williams   Women Resist Replacement Rabbi’s Repressive Rules in Delightful Tale of Female Empowerment A bar mitvah is in full swing at an Orthodox temple in Jerusalem when the balcony designated for women worshipers suddenly gives way. Once the dust settles, the attendees discover to their horror that the collapse has …

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Film Review by Kam Williams   Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty …

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Film Review by Kam Williams   Anything Goes in Guy Ritchie’s Fanciful Reimagining of Classic Medieval Fable Do you remember what happened to the Sherlock Holmes franchise in Guy Ritchie’s hands? The low-key, cerbral sleuth who solved mysteries with his intellect suddenly morphed into a flamboyant, two-fisted superhero as …

Snatched (Film Review)

Snatched Film Review by Kam Williams Schumer and Hawn Share Vacation from Hell in Hilarious Farce Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is just having one of those days. First, she’s fired from her sales job in a boutique for irresponsibly ignoring customers in order to try on outfits for herself. Second, her boyfriend (Randall Park) callously …