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March 2016


Yarn at SXSW Yarn is a documentary exploring the evolution from craft to avant garde art form.

January 2016


Industry Leader Elizabeth Sheldon Joins Bond Strategy and Influence to Oversee Film Distribution, Production and Publishing as COO Film industry leader Elizabeth Sheldon is recruited by Bond Strategy and Influence to be a new Chief Operating Officer.

November 2015


A Work of Astounding Sensitivity and Precision Review of Of Men and War at Slant Magazine calls the film A work of astounding sensitivity and precision.

July 2015


IDFA Forum is looking for challenging documentary projects IDFA Forum is looking for challenging documentary projects for 2015 submission.

June 2015


RJ Cyler (INTERVIEW) Rj Cyler talks about making his acting debut in the title role of Earl in the screen adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won both the Audience and Grand Jury Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Sex Abuse Survivor Copes with Trauma in Surreal, Semi-Autobiographical Adventure Felt FilmReview by Kam Williams. A cattle prod of a picture which incessantly provokes and pushes the cinematic envelope while taking no prisoners in a very freaky battle-of-the-sexes.
Uprooted 11-year old Struggles to Control Her Emotions in Introspective Pixar Adventure A touching tale illustrating how a dramatic life change might, temporarily at least, exact a terrible toll on a frail human psyche.
College-Bound Kid Jeopardizes His Future by Associating with Unsavory Characters in Compelling Coming-of-Age Comedy A rollicking roller coaster ride around the 'hood that's basically a hilarious cross between Kid and Play's House Party and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Mother of Jordan Davis Reflects upon the Loss of Her Son Mother of Jordan Davis Reflects upon the Loss of Her Son.
Courtroom Documentary Chronicles Trial of White Man for Murder of Unarmed Black Teen at Florida Gas Station Directed by Marc Silver, 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets is a powerful documentary revisiting the critical issues in the landmark legal proceeding.
Self-Reverential Sequel Revives Prehistoric Horror Franchise Jurassic World Film Review by Kam Williams.
Boys Befriend Ailing Classmate in Bittersweet Bildungsroman A refreshingly exhilarating, emotional and ultimately uplifting examination of youngsters forging an unbreakable bond in the face of a malignant force far beyond their control..
Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary Farewell, Herr Schwarz DVD Review by Kam Williams. Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary.
Lin Shaye (INTERVIEW) Lin Shaye The “Insidious: Chapter 3” Interview with Kam Williams.

May 2015


Dana Perino (INTERVIEW) A Spirited Exchange with Bush's Former Mouth.
African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic Bass Clef Bliss Film Review by Kam Williams.
College Student Moonlights as Stripper in Titillating Overcoming-the-Odds Saga Chocolate City Film Review by Kam Williams.
Vivica A. Fox, Tyson Beckford and Robert Ri’chard (INTERVIEW) Vivica A. Fox, Tyson Beckford and Robert Ri’chard The “Chocolate City” Interview with Kam Williams.
The Bellas Are Back for Another Madcap, Acappella Misadventure Pitch Perfect 2 film review by Kam Williams.
Krazy about Kravitz Zoë Isabella Kravitz The "Mad Max: Fury Road" Interview with Kam Williams.
Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise Mad Max: Fury Road Film Review by Kam Williams. Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise
Drone Warfare Takes Toll on Pilot in Afghan War Saga Drone Warfare Takes Toll on Pilot in Afghan War Saga
Nerdy Norwegian Shaken out of Comfort Zone in Quirky Character Study 1001 Grams Film Review by Kam Williams.
Cop and Mob Widow Make Unlikely Bedfellows in Rollicking Road Comedy Hot Pursuit Film Review by Kam Williams. Cop and Mob Widow Make Unlikely Bedfellows in Rollicking Road Comedy.
The Most Interesting Man in the World Jonathan Goldsmith Interview with Kam Williams. Whether lounging on his sailboat in the sunshine or hard at work on his career, The Most Interesting Man in the World rarely experiences an uninteresting moment.
Lottery Winner Hosts TV Talk Show in Droll Character-Driven Dramedy Welcome to Me film review by Kam Willliams. Lottery Winner Hosts TV Talk Show in Droll Character-Driven Dramedy

April 2015


Viva Vardalos Viva Vardalos interview with Kam Williams.
Mexican Drug War Saga Features Kidnapping, Corruption and Violence Days of Grace Film Review by Kam Williams. The best Mexican splatterfest since Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
Computer Nerd Falls for Fembot with Free Will in Intriguing Sci-Fi Thriller Ex Machina Film Review by Kam Williams.
Repressed Teen Vents His Carnal Urges in Homoerotic, Coming-of-Age Dramedy Blackbird Film Review by Kam Williams. Repressed Teen Vents His Carnal Urges in Homoerotic, Coming-of-Age Dramedy.
A Nice Slice of Rice Anne Rice Interview with Kam Williams.
Heavenly Sistahs Expound on Brotherly Love Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer Expound on Brotherly Love.
Meddling Mom Hovers over Annoyed Teen in Dysfunctional Family Comedy Film Review by Kam Williams. Meddling Mom Hovers over Annoyed Teen in Dysfunctional Family Comedy.
Shades of Romeo and Juliet Abound in Inner-City Saga Set in West Philly Brotherly Love Film Review by Kam Williams.
Teens Terrorized over the ‘Net in Found Footage Horror Flick Unfriended Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent 4 stars.
Just-Dumped Attorney Reorders Her Priorities in Midlife Crisis Drama Alex of Venice Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent 3.5 stars.
Gambler and Golfer Conspire to Fleece a Sucker in Cat-and-Mouse Caper The Squeeze Film Review by Kam Williams.
Cautionary Documentary Warns of Toxins in Everyday Household Products The Human Experiment Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent 4 stars.
Kevin James (INTERVIEW) Kevin James about Being Back on the Segway.
Pinto's Intro Freida Pinto The “Desert Dancer” Interview with Kam Williams.
Paul Walker’s Sentimental Swan Song Proves Well Worth the Wait Furious 7 Film Review by Kam Williams. Paul Walker’s Sentimental Swan Song Proves Well Worth the Wait.
Sinister Sorority Suspected of Satanism in Compelling Cautionary Tale The Sisterhood of Night Film Review by Kam Williams. Sinister Sorority Suspected of Satanism in Compelling Cautionary Tale.
Columbus Short Stars in Serpentine Whodunit Produced by Spike Lee The Girl Is in Trouble Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair 1 Star.
Dancer Pursues His Passion at Risk of Persecution in Inspirational Iranian Drama Desert Dancer Film Review by Kam Williams. A must-see biopic poignantly illustrating the indomitability of the human spirit, even in the most oppressive of circumstances.
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me (BOOK REVIEW) A Black Orphan Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
A Spirited Tete-a-Tete with the Miniseries’ Star and Director A Spirited Tete-a-Tete with the Star and Director of The Book of Negroes
Beyond the Mask (FILM REVIEW) Mercenary-Turned-Patriot Redeems Himself in Revolutionary Era Faith-Based Drama

March 2015


Serpentine Revenge Thriller Featuring All the Fixin’s for Riveting Cinema The Living Film Review by Kam Williams. A grim, grudging-buddies splatterfest featuring a few surprising plot twists and all the fixin’s for a riveting cinematic experience.
Immigrants Strike for Fair Pay in Workers’ Rights Documentary Immigrants Strike for Fair Pay in Workers’ Rights Documentary.
Crime Writer Becomes Embroiled in Real-Life Murder Mystery in Multilayered Neo-Noir Man from Reno Film Review by Kam Williams. An utterly absorbing, inspired homage to the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction.
Strangers Lives Serendipitously Intersect in Transparent Faith-Based Adventure Strangers Lives Serendipitously Intersect in Transparent Faith-Based Adventure.
Zombie Beavers Wreck College Kids Vacation in High Attrition-Rate, Horror Comedy Zombeavers Film Review by Kam Williams.
Crude Quartet Roams around Manhattan in Meanspirited Buddy Dramedy Growing Up and Other Lies Film Review by Kam Williams. 1/2 star
Eco Expose’ Examines Toll of H2O Misuse Secret of Water Film Review by Kam Williams. An eye-opening, cautionary tale illustrating the toll that humans’ misuse of H2O might be exacting on the precious natural resource.
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy.
Sean Penn Matches Wits with Worthy Adversaries in Action-Packed, Cat-and-Mouse Thriller The Gunman film review. Sean Penn Matches Wits with Worthy Adversaries in Action-Packed, Cat-and-Mouse Thriller
Shailene Woodley (INTERVIEW) Here, she talks about reprising the role of Tris in Insurgent, the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Divergent co-starring Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Zoe Kravitz.
Shailene Woodley Radiates Chemistry Aplenty as Intrepid Heroine of Satisfying Sci-Fi Sequel The film features an A-list supporting cast that includes Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer and nominee Naomi Watts, along with effective performances on the part of Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz and Miles Teller.
Attorney for the Brown Family Responds to Shooting of Police in Ferguson and to Recent Developments in Other Civil Rights Cases Ben Crump interview with Kam Williams. Attorney for the Brown Family Responds to Shooting of Police in Ferguson.
Teen Stalked by Demonic Spirit after Sexual Encounter in Harrowing Horror Flick It Follows Film Review by Kam Williams. Teen Stalked by Demonic Spirit after Sexual Encounter in Harrowing Horror Flick
Life Stinks for Smelly Kid in Droll Coming-of-Age Dramedy Treading Water Film Review by Kam Williams. Life Stinks for Smelly Kid in Droll Coming-of-Age Dramedy.
Adrenaline-Fueled Action Thriller Finds Liam Neeson on Run as Hunted Hit Man Run All Night Film Review by Kam Williams. Adrenaline-Fueled Action Thriller Finds Liam Neeson on Run as Hunted Hit Man
Melancholy Adolescent and Cash-Strapped Nanny Bond in Unlikely-Buddies Drama Reminiscent of Harold and Maude Like Sunday, Like Rain Film Review by Kam Williams.
Clarence Page (INTERVIEW) Clarence Page interview with Kam Williams.
It’s Back to the Subcontinent for Pleasant, if Pat, Sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel film review by Kam Williams.
Adam Sandler Underwhelming as Shoemaker in Muddled Magical Fantasy The Cobbler film review by Kam Williams. Adam Sandler Stars as Shoemaker in Underwhelming Magical Fantasy.
Parents Hire Deprogrammer to Rescue Daughter from Cult in Psychological Thriller Faults Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
SXSW Panel How To Find a TV Partner In a Digital World How valuable is a broadcaster for your doc? Come find out at this panel moderated by Elizabeth Sheldon, SVP Kino Lorber, along with Jill Burkhart of EPIX Documentary Programming, Lois Vossen from ITVS, Vinnie Malhotra from CNN, and Jennie Morris from Participant Media.
This Critic’s Pick as No. 1 Foreign Film of 2014 Available on DVD Web Junkie. This Critic’s Pick as No. 1 Foreign Film of 2014 Available on DVD.
Disgraced Coach Redeems Self in Overcoming-the-Odds Sports Saga McFarland, USA Film Review by Kam Williams. Disgraced Coach Redeems Self in Overcoming-the-Odds Sports Saga

February 2015


Haunting Documentary Dedicated to Suicidal Golden Gate Jumpers Haunting Documentary Dedicated to Suicidal Golden Gate Jumpers.
Con Man Matches Wits with Former Protégé in Farfetched, Cat-and-Mouse Crime Caper FOCUS Film Review by Kam Williams. Good (2 stars)
Black Male Frames (BOOK REVIEW) Book Examines 20th C. Portrayals of African-American Males in Hollywood
Oscar Recap 2015 (FEATURE) Birdman Soars over the Competition!
Jake Tapper (INTERVIEW) Jake on Tap!
Spellbinding Documentary Chronicles Delusional Kickboxer’s Quest for Stardom as a Matinee Idol Kung Fu Elliot Film Review by Kam Williams. Spellbinding Documentary Chronicles Delusional Kickboxer’s Quest for Stardom as a Matinee Idol
Back with the Boys, Back in the Tub, and Backwards in Time Again Craig Robinson interview with Kam Williams. Here, he talks about reprising the role of Nick in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, a sci-fi comedy co-starring Rob Corddry, Clark Duke and Adam Scott.
Oscar Predictions 2015 The Envelope Please: Oscar Predictions 2015
Alternative Medicine Documentary Extols the Virtues of Holistic Healing The Business of Disease Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Fetish Flick Fails to Match Intensity of Erotic Best-Seller Fifty Shades of Grey Film Review by Kam Williams. A monochromatic misfire featuring only one shade: blushing pink.
Hollywood Writer Relocates to Upstate NY in Delightful Romantic Comedy The Rewrite Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (3.5 stars)
Kino Lorber to Release Charlie Hebdo Doc Elizabeth Sheldon, a senior vice president at Kino Lorber, said the film would be "a catalyst for conversation."
Kickstarter Campaign to Support Restoration and Release of Early African American Film Support the restoration of rare or never-before-seen vintage films from early African American directors called PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA with a donation to KickStarter.
Chivalrous Christian Courts Tenant in Faith-Based Love Story Written and directed by its star Rik Swartzwelder, the aptly titled Old Fashioned is a refreshingly-principled parable proving that a picture championing chastity can be every bit as entertaining and enjoyable as one promoting promiscuity.
Spike Lee Remakes Blaxploitation Era Horror Flick Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair (1 star)
Firth Shines as Suave Spy in Adrenaline-Fueled Homage to 007 Kingsman: The Secret Service Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Whistleblower Documentary Recounts Break-In Uncovering Illegal FBI Surveillance Program 1971 film review. Whistleblower Documentary Recounts Break-In Uncovering Illegal FBI Surveillance Program.
Humble Housekeeper Turns Earth Heir Apparent in Futuristic Sci-Fi An over-stimulating, intergalactic odyssey evocative of The Wizard of Oz.
Intriguing Romantic Romp Revolves around Musical Trio’s Awkward Reunion 3 Nights in the Desert film review by Kam Williams. Very Good. 3 stars
F.B. Eyes (BOOK REVIEW) Expose' Details How J. Edgar Hoover Influenced African American Literature
Troubled Teen Joins All-Girl Gang in Cautionary Coming-of-Age Tale As compelling as a train wreck, Girlhood is an eye-opening drama you just can’t take your eyes off of.
A Tête-à-Tête with Tasha 2.0 Km Williams interview with Tasha Smith.

January 2015


White Supremacists Take Black Family Hostage in Harrowing Hostage Thriller Supremacy Film Review by Kam Williams. White Supremacists Take Black Family Hostage in Harrowing Hostage Thriller.
Reverential Retrospective Recounts U.S. Pilots’ Role in Israel’s War of Independence Above and Beyond Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) In English and Hebrew with subtitles
CNN Special Revisits the Liberation of Notorious Concentration Camp This moving memoir stands as a remarkable testament to the indomitability of the human spirit as well as a mighty reminder why the evils of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.
Oscar-Winner Reflects on Life, Career and His Latest Film Oscar-Winner Kevin Costner reflects on life, career and his latest film in interview with Kam Williams.
Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama Black or White Film Review by Kam Williams. The film is worth the investment for veteran Costner’s vintage performance.
Fact-Based Cautionary Tale Revisits Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis Americons Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) A modern morality play serving as a telling reminder of exactly how easily an American Dream can dissolve into a neverending dystopian nightmare.
Lee Daniels (INTERVIEW) Daniels Builds a TV “Empire”
Bittersweet Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologist Who Cracked Nazi Code The Imitation Game Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West Big Muddy Film Review by Kam Williams. Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West
Tara Talks about Portraying Civil Rights Martyr Viola Liuzzo Tara Talks about Portraying Civil Rights Martyr Viola Liuzzo
Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations.
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy The Wedding Ringer Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Straight from the “Hart” Kevin Hart “The Wedding Ringer” Interview with Kam Williams.
Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits American Sniper film review. Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits.
Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit Inherent Vice film review. Joaquin Phoenix Plays Pothead Private Eye in Hippie-Era Whodunit.
Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure Two-Bit Waltz Film Review by Kam Williams. Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure
Jeff Chang (INTERVIEW) Visionary Author Talks about His NAACP Image Award-Nomination
Farewell, Herr Schwarz (FILM REVIEW) Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Return to Roots Documentary

December 2014


Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish The Search for General Tso tim review by Kam Williams. Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish
WWII Saga Recounts U.S. Olympian’s Ordeal as Brutalized POW "Unbroken" Film Review by Kam Williams. WWII Saga Recounts U.S. Olympian’s Ordeal as Brutalized POW.
The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2014 Kam Williams 2014 Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop.
Russell Simmons (INTERVIEW) "Rush" to Judgment: Hip-Hop Icon Seeks Solution to Rash of Police Shootings
Ava DuVernay (INTERVIEW) Retracing the Road to Justice!
Harlem Provides Setting for Update of Beloved Cartoon Classic Annie Film Review by Kam Williams. Present-Day Harlem Provides Setting for Update of Beloved Cartoon Classic.
Top Five (FILM REVIEW) Chris Rock Rolls in Romantic Comedy/Film Industry Satire
David Oyelowo (INTERVIEW) Mellow Oyelowo The Selma Interview with Kam Williams.
Mark Wahlberg (INTERVIEW) Two-Time Oscar-Nominee Mark Wahlberg Talks about His Latest Film
High-Roller Spirals Out of Control in Remake of Riveting Mob Saga The Gambler Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (FILM REVIEW) Tolkien Franchise Finale Features Bilbo and Pals in Epic Showdown
From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to Tamir Rice Ben Crump interview with jam Williams. From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to Tamir Rice.
Ben Crump (INTERVIEW) From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to Tamir Rice
Justice While Black (BOOK REVIEW) Justice While Black: Timely Tome Teaches How to Survive an Encounter with Cop
Opening the Genealogy Flood Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Interview with Kam Willliams.
Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir WILD Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir.
Check Out Slaughter, Come Hell or High Water Karin Slaughter Interview with Kam Williams.
Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary Tavis Smiley Interview with Kam Williams. Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International.

November 2014


Fading Star Mounts Comeback on Broadway in Midlife Crisis Dramedy Birdman film review by Kam Williams.
Bible Belt Documentary Chronicles Atheistic Arsonists’ 2010 Reign of Terror across East Texas Little Hope Was Arson film review by Kam Williams.
Brooke Shields (INTERVIEW) Brooke Shields The “There Was a Little Girl” Interview with Kam Williams.
25 to Life (FILM REVIEW) Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status
Uneventful Installment Serves as Setup for Franchise Finale The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 film review by Kam Willimas. Uneventful Installment Serves as Setup for Franchise Finale
Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel
Village Voice Says Monk With a Camera is Marvelous Village Voice raves that Monk With A Camera is Marvelous.
Who We Be (BOOK REVIEW) Who We Be The Colorization of America by Jeff Chang. Book Review by Kam Williams.
Penn Pal Kal Penn talks about being back in front of the camera to make his latest movie, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.
Jeffrey Wright (INTERVIEW) Jeffrey Wright The Hunger Games Interview with Kam Williams.
Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite for Another Round of Hijinks as Dimwitted BFFs Dumb and Dumber To film review by Kam Williams. Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite for Another Round of Hijinks as Dimwitted BFFs
Nate Parker (INTERVIEW) Nate Parker The Beyond the Lights interview with Kam Williams.
Historical Drama Revisits Industrial Disaster That Devastated Indian City Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain film review. Excellent (3.5 stars) Historical Drama Revisits Industrial Disaster That Devastated Indian City
Ciao, Isabella Ciao, Isabella!Isabella Rossellini Interview with Kam Williams. She now lives in New York City with her two children, Elettra and Roberto, though she is currently touring the U.S. with the production of her one-woman show, GREEN PORNO, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series.
Altruistic Astronauts Seek Alternate for Earth in Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Interstellar Film Review by Kam Williams. Altruistic Astronauts Seek Alternate for Earth in Post-Apocalyptic Adventure.
Prodigy and Perfectionist Professor Square-Off in Mesmerizing Jazz Drama Whiplash film review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Prodigy and Perfectionist Professor Square-Off in Mesmerizing Jazz Drama
Screen Chemistry Abounds in Superstar-Bodyguard Romantic Romp Beyond the Lights film review by Kam Wiliams. Very Good (3 stars) Love in the time of hip-hopera.
Haley Joel Osment Sees Horny People in Titillating Teensploit Sex Ed Movie Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (2.5 stars) Haley Joel Osment Sees Horny People in Titillating Teensploit
Gyllenhaal Great as Cameraman in Cutthroat Competition for Grisly News Footage Nightcrawler film review. Excellent (4 stars) Gyllenhaal Great as Cameraman in Cutthroat Competition for Grisly News Footage

October 2014


Haley Joel Osment (INTERVIEW) I See Haley, People!
Revisionist History Chronicles Frenchman’s Secret Role in Toppling Apartheid Plot for Peace film review by Kam Williams. Revisionist History Chronicles Frenchman’s Secret Role in Toppling Apartheid
Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama Private Peaceful film review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama.
Misanthrope Rises to Role Model in Bittersweet Character Portrait St. Vincent Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Misanthrope Rises to Role Model in Bittersweet Character Portrait
Gina the Dreamer Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams.
Arcane, Urbane and Insane Bourdain Anthony Bourdain talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown.
High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller The Best of Me film review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller
Orgasm (BOOK REVIEW) Orgasm Book Review. Groundbreaking Opus Explores Mystery of the Female Orgasm.
The Sound and the “Fury” Michael Pena and David Ayer interview with Kam Wiliams.
Brad Pitt Stars as Confident Tank Commander in WWII Battle Flick Fury film review. Excellent (4 stars) Brad Pitt Stars as Confident Tank Commander in WWII Battle Flick.
Social Satire Takes Sophisticated Look at Race Relations in the Ivy League Dear White People film review by Kam Williams. A delightful dissection of the Ivy League that stirs the pot in the way most folks mean when they a call for a national discussion of race.
Zane Steamy Best Seller Adapted into Moralizing, Melodramatic Soap Opera "Addicted" film review by Kam Williams. Good (2 stars)
The Judge (FILM REVIEW) Downey and Duvall Square-Off in Character-Driven Courtroom Drama
Boris Kodjoe (INTERVIEW) Boris Kodjoe The “Addicted” Interview with Kam Williams.
Jeremy Renner (INTERVIEW) Jeremy Renner The Kill the Messenger Interview with Kam Williams.
Kill the Messenger (FILM REVIEW) Jeremy Renner Riveting in True Tale as Intrepid Investigative Journalist
One Chance (FILM REVIEW) Overcoming-the-Odds Biopic Recounts Rise of Aspiring Opera Singer

September 2014


Laurence Fishburne (INTERVIEW) Laurence Fishburne Interview. Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director.
Plastic (FILM REVIEW) Brit Hackers Hustle Gangster in High Octane, High Body Count Heist
Advanced Style (FILM REVIEW) Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates
Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play Believe Me film review by Kam Williams. Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play
An Obama's Journey (BOOK REVIEW) First Brother Mark Obama Ndesandjo Pens Incendiary Autobiography
Joy Luck Amy Amy Tan Interview with Kam Williams.
Iconic Baby Boomers Serve as Subjects of Generational Retrospective American Masters: The Boomer List PBS-TV review. Iconic Baby Boomers Serve as Subjects of Generational Retrospective
Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series The Equalizer film review by Kam Wiliams. Excellent (4 stars) Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series.
Eye-Opening Expose’ Explores America’s Addiction to Oil Pump film review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Eye-Opening Expose’ Explores America’s Addiction to Oil
Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound Take Me to the River film review. Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound
Rollicking Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Shrink’s Crazy Quest for Joy Hector and the Search for Happiness film review by Kam Williams. Rollicking Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Shrink’s Crazy Quest for Joy
Equalizers ‘Я’ Us Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua “The Equalizer” Interview with Kam Williams.
Ken Burns Biopic Paints Revealing Portrait of Influential American Political Dynasty The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Ken Burns Biopic Paints Revealing Portrait of Influential American Political Dynasty
Family Grieves Patriarch in Droll Dramedy Based on Best Seller This Is Where I Leave You film Review. Family Grieves Patriarch in Droll Dramedy Based on Best Seller.
Housewife and Kids Abducted by Killer in Edge of Your Seat Thriller No Good Deed film review by Kam Williams. Housewife and Kids Abducted by Killer in Edge of Your Seat Thriller
‘Tweener Documentary Takes Look at Life from That Awkward Age I Am Eleven film review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Insatiable Teen Explores Her Carnal Fantasies in Kinky, Coming-of-Age Sexcapade Wetlands film review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Insatiable Teen Explores Her Carnal Fantasies in Kinky, Coming-of-Age Sexcapad
Elvis Impersonator Showcases His Talent in Faith-Based Musical The Identical film review. Elvis Impersonator Showcases His Talent in Faith-Based Musical.
Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman Altina film review by Kam Williams. Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman
Dysfunctional Latvian Family Serves as Fodder for Gallows Humor about Suicide Rocks in My Pockets film review by Kam Williams. Dysfunctional Latvian Family Serves as Fodder for Gallows Humor about Suicide

August 2014


Don Lemon (INTERVIEW) Anchoring the National Conversation on Race
Catacombs Provide Claustrophobic Setting for Harrowing Horror Flick As Above, So Below film review by Kam Williams. Catacombs Create Claustrophobic Setting for Harrowing Horror Flick
Husband Searches for Missing Wife in Surreal Erotic Thriller The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears film review by Kam Williams. Husband Searches for Missing Wife in Surreal Erotic Thriller
Husband Searches for Missing Wife in Surreal Erotic Thriller The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears film review by Kam Williams. Husband Searches for Missing Wife in Surreal Erotic Thriller
Medical Expose’ Revisits Cover-Up of Promising Cancer Cure Second Opinion Film Review by Kam Williams. Medical Expose’ Revisits Cover-Up of Promising Cancer Cure
Bill T. Jones (INTERVIEW) Tiny Dancer, Dancing in the Sand
The Calling (FILM REVIEW) Susan Sarandon Stars as Small Town Detective in Adaptation of Cat-and-Mouse Murder Mystery
The November Man (FILM REVIEW) It’s Spy vs. Spy in Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller
Are You Here (FILM REVIEW) Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis Return to Roots in Irreverent Buddy Comedy
Police State U.S.A. (BOOK REVIEW) Police State U.S.A. Book Review by Kam Williams. Book Chronicles How Orwell’s Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality
There Is Nothing Like a Damon Damon Wayans, Jr. Interview with Kam Williams.There Is Nothing Like a Damon.
Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick Jersey Shore Massacre film review by Kam Williams. Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick
Jersey Shore Massacre (FILM REVIEW) Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick
If I Stay (FILM REVIEW) A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller
Filmmaker Falls Prey to Con Man in Semi-Autobiographical Cautionary Tale Filmmaker Falls Prey to Con Man in Semi-Autobiographical Cautionary Tale
Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel The Giver FIlm Review by Kam Williams. Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel.
Congressman James Clyburn (INTERVIEW) Gentleman Jim Clyburn
Wesley Snipes (INTERVIEW) Wesley Snipes Reflects upon Joining Matinee Idol Ensemble in The Expendables 3
Fifi Howls from Happiness (FILM REVIEW) Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Iranian Artist
Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick Into the Storm film review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars). Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick
Into the Storm (FILM REVIEW) Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick
30 Years at Ballymaloe (BOOK REVIEW) Veteran Irish Chef Darina Allen's Practical Primer on Her Health Conscious "Farm to Fork" Philosophy
Rich Hill (FILM REVIEW) Rust Belt “New Normal” Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary
Cold Turkey Expose Examines Internet Addiction in China Web Junkie film review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Cold Turkey Expose Examines Internet Addiction in China.
Get on Up (FILM REVIEW) Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical

July 2014


Selena Gomez and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Raunchy Teensploit Behaving Badly Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair (1 star) A misfiring misadventure not even recommended for diehard Selena Gomez fans.
Brendan Gleeson (INTERVIEW) It’s Gleeson Season!
Keith Robinson (INTERVIEW) Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson!
Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire Mir Eller Mindre Mann film review. Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire
Zach Braff (INTERVIEW) Zach to the Future!
Grisly Sequel Chronicles Another Struggle to Survive Annual One-Day War of Attrition The Purge: Anarchy film review. Grisly Sequel Chronicles Another Struggle to Survive Annual One-Day War of Attrition
Rosie Perez (INTERVIEW) Everything’s Coming Up Rosie!
Zach Braff Stars in Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy Wish I Was Here film review by Kam Williams. Zach Braff Stars in Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy.
America: Imagine the World without Her (FILM REVIEW) Revisionist Documentary Speculates about Alternative U.S. Reality
Rage (FILM REVIEW) Shades of “Taken” Abound in Gruesome Nicolas Cage Vigilante Vehicle
Bobb'e J. Thompson (INTERVIEW) The Chat Heard 'Round the World
Dinesh D'Souza (INTERVIEW) A D'Souza Lollapalooza!
School Dance (FILM REVIEW) Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut with Help of Star-Studded Cast

June 2014


Earth to Echo (FILM REVIEW) Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Features Shades of E.T.
Michael Ealy (INTERVIEW) Mike on the Mic
Blind Boys & Taj Majal (CONCERT REVIEW) A Glorious Night of Gospel and Blues at N.J. State Theatre
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo Co-Star in Magical NYC Musical Begin Again film review by Kam Williams. Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo Co-Star in Magical NYC Musical
Las Vegas Serves as Backdrop for Battle-of-the-Sexes Sequel Think Like a Man Review by Kam Williams. Too Las Vegas Serves as Backdrop for Battle-of-the-Sexes Sequel

May 2014


Dubious Documentary Celebrates Checkered Career of African-American Jewel Thief The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne FIlm Review. Very Good (2.5 stars)
Talented French Tech Duo Releases Ethereal EP of Mesmerizing Electronic Music Talented French Tech Duo Releases Ethereal EP of Mesmerizing Electronic Music
Through a Valley of Darkness "Cold in July" Cannes Film Festival Review
Amma Asante (INTERVIEW) Amma Asante interview with Kam Williams.
Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future
Inside the Hotel Rwanda (BOOK REVIEW) Inside the Hotel Rwanda Book Review. Survivor Recounts the Surprising True Story of What Transpired inside the Hotel Rwanda.
Siblings Attend to Ailing Dad in Bittersweet French Drama Grand Depart film review. Very Good (3 stars)
Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari
Patricia Heaton (INTERVIEW) A Greetin' from Patricia Heaton
Terry Crews (INTERVIEW) Crews Control!
Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity Godzilla film review by Kam Williams. Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity
A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Tony-Winning Actress Anika Noni Rose on Half of a Yellow Sun and A Raisin in the Sun.
Female Empowerment Documentary Extols the Benefits of Nursing "Breastmilk" Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Post-Colonial Nigeria Provides Backdrop for Sweeping Romance Saga Half of a Yellow Sun Film Review by Kam Williams.
Couple Confronts Rowdy Frat in Raunchy Revenge Comedy Neighbors Film Review by Kam Williams. Couple Confronts Rowdy Frat in Raunchy Revenge Comedy.
Professor Robert Legvold (INTERVIEW) Political Science Professor Discusses the New Russia-West Cold War
Boz Scaggs (CONCERT REVIEW) Boz Brings His Mellow Brand of Blue-Eyed Soul to the Garden State
Gaga over Gugu Gugu Mbatha-Raw Interview with Kam Williams.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Webslinger Engages New Adversaries in Scintillating Sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Film Review by Kam Williams. Your Friendly Neighborhood Webslinger Engages New Adversaries in Spinetingling Sequel
Tired Trio Takes Break from Domestic Duties in Faith-Based Family Comedy Moms' Night Out Film Review by Kam Williams. Tired Trio Takes Break from Domestic Duties in Faith-Based Family Comedy
Surrealistic Saga Explores Coming-of-Age Jewish in Sweden during WWII Simon and the Oaks DVD Review. Surrealistic Saga Explores Coming-of-Age Jewish in Sweden during WWII

April 2014


Pageants, Parlors & Pretty Women (BOOK REVIEW) Groundgreaking Book Examines Issue of Race and Beauty in the 20th Century South
Emma Stone (INTERVIEW) Emma Stone The “Spider-Man 2” Interview with Kam Williams.
18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat Belle Film Review by Kam Williams. 18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat
Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment The M Word Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
The Triple Package (BOOK REVIEW) The Triple Package (BOOK REVIEW). Tiger Mom Amy Chua Tackles Achievement Gap in Controversial New Tome
Scientists and Military Struggle of Robot in Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller The Machine Film Review by Kam Williams. Scientists and Military Struggle of Robot in Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller
Taraji P. Henson Stars as Trailblazer in Inspirational Biopic From the Rough Film Review by Kam Williams. Taraji P. Henson Stars as Trailblazer in Inspirational Biopic.
Taraji P. Henson (INTERVIEW) You Gotta See Taraji!
African and American Travel to Tanzania in Transformational Documentary Tanzania: A Journey Within Film Review by Kam Williams. African and American Travel to Tanzania in Transformational Documentary
Ghost Spooks Newlyweds in Irreverent Horror Spoof A Haunted House 2 film review. Fair (1 star)
Gulf Oil Spill Pits Black Fisherman vs. BP in David vs. Goliath Documentary Vanishing Pearls. Gulf Oil Spill Pits Black Fisherman vs. BP in David vs. Goliath Documentary.
The China Study: All-Star Collection (BOOK REVIEW) Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs
Ken Burns (INTERVIEW) Gettysburg Revisited in Latest Ken Burns Documentary
Wayans Weighs-In on HH2 Marlon Wayans “A Haunted House 2” Interview with Kam Williams.
The Address (PBS-TV REVIEW) Students Memorize Gettysburg Address in Latest Ken Burns Documentary
small time (FILM REVIEW) H.S. Grad Considers Skipping College to Sell Used Cars in Fact-Based Father-Son Saga
More Than Honey Macro-photography captures the bees in their beauty.
Bridget Moynahan (INTERVIEW) Bridget Moynahan Interview with Kam Williams.
Colin Firth Effectively Exudes Angst as Tortured WWII POW The Railway Man Film Review by Kam Williams. Colin Firth Effectively Exudes Angst as Tortured WWII POW
Black Bounty Hunter and Fugitive Slave Forge Unlikely Friendship in Civil War Saga The Retrieval Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)

March 2014


Tishuan Scott (INTERVIEW) Tishuan Scott (INTERVIEW) with Kam Williams.
Poignant Portrait Pays Tribute to Modest Trappist Monk Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (3.5 stars)
Bittersweet Expose Explores Redheads’ Rough Lot in Life Being Ginger film review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Misty en Pointe Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland Discusses Her Autobiography.
Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Droll Wes Anderson Dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel Film Review by Kam Williams. A sublime whodunit designed for cinephiles with sophisticated palates.
Crowe Portrays Biblical Patriarch in Adaptation of Popular Parable Crowe Portrays Biblical Patriarch in Novel Adaptation of Popular Parable.
Middle East Documentary Retraces Roots of Mass 1956 Exodus Jews of Egypt Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Reverential Biopic Chronicles Career of Asian-American Activist American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs film review. Reverential Biopic Chronicles Career of Asian-American Activist
Why Every Black Woman Should Marry a Jewish Man (BOOK REVIEW) Author Shares Her Proven Dating Approach with Open-Minded Sisters in Search of Their Prince Charming
Guilty of Romance (FILM REVIEW) Crime Saga Chronicles Descent into Depravity of Bored Housewife Moonlighting as Hooker
Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen Russell Simmons Interview with Kam Williams. Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen.
12-Step Documentary Rethinks Addiction The Anonymous People Film Review by Kam Williams. 12-Step Documentary Rethinks Addiction.
Bride-to-Be Gets Cold Feet in Cross-Cultural Comedy Shirin in Love Film Review by Kam Williams. Bride-to-Be Gets Cold Feet in Cross-Cultural Comedy.
Call for entry: IDFAcademy Summer School 2014 From June 30 through July 5 2014, IDFA organizes the seventh edition of the Summer School.
Nia Long (INTERVIEW) Nia on Everything from Making Movies to Motherhood
Sleuth Franchise Revived via Faithful Version of Mystery TV Series Veronica Mars Film Review by Kam Williams. Sleuth Franchise Revived via Faithful Version of Mystery TV Series
Higher Body-Count Sequel Trumps the Original 300: Rise of an Empire Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Life in Motion (BOOK REVIEW) Review of Autobiography: Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
HairBrained (FILM REVIEW) Boy Wonder Befriends Late Bloomer in Odd Couple at College Comedy

February 2014


Repentance (FILM REVIEW) Psychological Thriller Traces Grief-Stricken Man’s Slow Descent into Insanity
Rebecca Da Costa (INTERVIEW) Rebecca Da Costa Interview with Kam Williams. From the Runway to the Red Carpet.
Oscar Predictions 2014 Oscar Predictions 2014. The Envelope Please.
Courier Delivers Package for Crime Boss in Multi-Layered Neo-Noir The Bag Man Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (2.5 stars) Distributor: Cinedigm Entertainment
Kevin Hart Spearheads Raunchy Remake of Romantic Romp About Last Night Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Fan Wins Date with Porn Star in Found-Footage Horror Flick Lucky Bastard Film Review by Kam Williams. Fan Wins Date with Porn Star in Found-Footage Horror Flick.
About Regina and Kevin Hart Kam Williams Interview with Regina Hall and Kevin Hart.
Winter's Tale (FILM REVIEW) Cat Burglar Courts Sickly Heiress in Searing Exploration of Undying Love
Gay Celebrated as “The New Black” in Out-of-the-Closet Documentary The African-American community collectively jumps the broom over its last big taboo.
Dinesh Sharma (FILM REVIEW) Sharma on Obama!
Crooked Judges Imprison Minors for Kickbacks in Expose about Pay-to-Play Scheme Kids for Cash film review. Excellent (4 stars) Crooked Judges Imprison Minors for Kickbacks in Expose about Pay-to-Play Scheme
WWII Dramedy Recounts Secret Mission to Retrieve Masterpieces Plundered by Nazis The Monuments Men Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) WWII Dramedy Recounts Secret Mission to Retrieve Masterpieces Plundered by Nazis

January 2014


Alice Walker (INTERVIEW) The “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” Interview with Kam Williams.
2014 Grammy Awards Recap 2014 Grammy Awards Recap. A Night to Remember from Beyonce's Nip Slip to Latifah’s Mass Wedding.
Poignant Road Flick Features Autistic Orphan in Search of Family Demi-Soeur Film Review. Very Good 3 stars. Poignant Road Flick Features Autistic Orphan in Search of Family
Cavemen (FILM REVIEW) Jaded Playboy Rethinks His Womanizing Ways in Boys’ Club Comedy
Taboo (INTERVIEW) The “Jamesy Boy” Interview with Kam Williams.
Frozen (FILM REVIEW) Princess Saves the Day in Musical Adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen Classic
Academy Snubs Leading Contenders from the Year of the Black Film Academy Snubs Leading Contenders from the Year of the Black Film
Life of a King (FILM REVIEW) Ex-Con Opens Chess Club for At-Risk Kids in Ghetto-Based Biopic
Speed (BOOK REVIEW) Speed (Book Review) Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster
Golden Globes Recap Golden Globes Recap: American Hustle Lands a Trio of Trophies
Wronged Role Model Discusses Restoring Her Reputation Shirley Sherrod Interview. Wronged Role Model Discusses Restoring Her Reputation.
Troubled Teen Transforms behind Bars in True Tale of Redemption Jamesy Boy Film Review. Troubled Teen Transforms behind Bars in True Tale of redemption
Fired and Dumped Dude Finds Soul Mate on Rebound in Faith-Based Romantic Romp Black Coffee Film Review. Fired and Dumped Dude Finds Soul Mate on Rebound in Faith-Based Romantic Romp
The Global Obama (BOOK REVIEW) Review of Intriguing Book Exploring President's Obama's Enduring Popularity Overseas
Mark Wahlberg Stars in Adaptation of Memoir about Ambush of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan A practically-pornographic tribute to fearless, fallen heroes strictly for patriots with a strong stomach for gratuitous violence, however accurate.
Streep Heads Stellar Cast in Melodramatic Adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play An overplotted, feel-bad flick saved by a host of compelling performances, most notably those of Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale.
David and Goliath (BOOK REVIEW) Book Review of Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath

December 2013


Joaquin Phoenix Pushes Envelope Again in Another Mindbending Adventure Joaquin’s latest offering, Her, is another mindbending adventure very dependent on his committing to a bizarre character
Retro Dramedy Revisits Abscam Scandal during Gaudy Disco Era American Hustle Film Review by Kam Williams.
The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2013 Kam's Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop
Period Piece Recounts Disney Landing Rights to Mary Poppins Saving Mr. Banks Film Review by Kam Williams. Period Piece Recounts Disney Landing Rights to Mary Poppins
Mom Seeks Long-Lost Son in True Tale of Overwhelming Regret Philomena Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Father and Son Bond during Nostalgic Road Trip across America’s Aging Heartland Nebraska. Film Review by Kam Williams. Father and Son Bond during Nostalgic Road Trip across America’s Aging Heartland
Tyler Perry’s Back in Drag for Adaptation of Holiday-Themed Play A Madea Christmas. Film Review by Kam Williams. Tyler Perry’s Back in Drag for Adaptation of Holiday-Themed Play
The Cumberbatch Kid Comes of Age and is All the Rage Benedict Cumberbatch interview with Kam Williams. This year alone, he’s starred in The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, Star Trek into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And on television, he reprised his title role in the PBS Masterpiece series Sherlock Holmes.
Coen Bros Musical Chronicles a Couple of Weeks in the Life of Fledgling Folksinger Inside Llewyn Davis Film Review by Kam Williams. Sit back and bask in the glow of a nostalgic cinematic treat best served unspoiled.
Kasi on Call Kasi Lemmons The “Black Nativity” Interview with Kam Williams.
Dancing With The Fokkens Dancing with Louise and Martina, the stars of MEET THE FOKKENS in Amsterdam.
Eco-Documentary Laments Melting of Himalayan Glaciers Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Out of the Furnace (FILM REVIEW) Ex-Con Searches for Missing Sibling in Gruesome Revenge Thriller

November 2013


Idris Is Impressive in Inspirational Adaptation of Revered Icon’s Autobiography Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
A Long Walk with Naomie Naomie Harris The “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Interview with Kam Williams. A Long Walk with Naomie
Jennifer Hudson Steals Show in Screen Adaptation of Langston Hughes Musical Black Nativity Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) A moving parable as memorable for its music as for its timeless message about the importance of faith and family.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (FILM REVIEW) Sequel Finds Katniss Forced to Compete in Another Death Match
Ann Coulter (INTERVIEW) Ann Coulter interview where she talks about her new book, Never Trust a Liberal over 3.
Millionaire’s Mistress Falls for Moonlighting Limo Driver in Cross-Cultural Romantic Comedy Millionaire's Mistress Falls for Moonlighting Limo Driver in Cross-Cultural Romantic Comedy
Dallas Buyers Club (FILM REVIEW) Matthew McConaughey Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance in Bittersweet Biopic
The Best Chestnut Morris Chestnut “The Best Man Holiday” Interview with Kam Williams
Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Reclusive Comic Strip Creator Dear Mr. Watterson Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars)
Frantic Mom Enlists Help in Search for Son in South of the Border Whodunit A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either.
BFFs Reunite for Bachelor Party in Nostalgic Buddy Comedy BFFs Reunite for Bachelor Party in Nostalgic Buddy Comedy

October 2013


Jeremy Lin (INTERVIEW) Jeremy Lin The “Linsanity” Interview with Kam Williams.
Rwandan Reconciliation Documentary Chronicles Feats of Remarkable Female Drumming Troupe A female empowerment flick featuring a blend of ice cream and drumming as a viable path to rehabilitation and reconciliation.
“Can’t Miss” Crime Thriller Manages to Miss the Mark A highly-stylized borefest featuring blasé individuals overindulging in gratuitous violence and a coarse brand of casual sensuality.
Keke Palmer (INTERVIEW) Krazy about Keke
Auto-Biopic Chronicles Director’s Decline since MS Diagnosis When I Walk Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (3.5 stars) Auto-Biopic Chronicles Director’s Decline since MS Diagnosis
Abandoned Kids Fend for Themselves in Gritty, NYC Saga A picture which proves it’s hard in the ’hood not only for pimps, but for kids, too.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (INTERVIEW) Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (INTERVIEW)
Ja Rule (INTERVIEW) Giving Ja a Holla!
Ja Rule Stars in Faith-Based Tale of Redemption I'm in Love with a Church Girl. Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Navy SEAL Rescue Thriller Captain Phillips Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Navy SEAL Rescue Thriller
Astronauts Struggle to Survive Shuttle Disaster in Harrowing Outer Space Thriller Gravity Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Astronauts Struggle to Survive Shuttle Disaster in Harrowing Outer Space Thriller

September 2013


High-Octane Formula 1 Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry Rush Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) High-Octane Formula 1 Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry
Hoop Dreams Documentary Chronicles Jeremy Lin’s Transformation into an Overnight NBA Sensation Linsanity Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Hoop Dreams Documentary Chronicles Jeremy Lin’s Transformation into an Overnight NBA Sensation
The Anonymous People Is Now Available for Download THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (FILM REVIEW) Eco-conscious Sequel Pits Flint & Friends vs. Evil Agri-Corporation
Bill Hader (INTERVIEW) Don't Mess with Bill!
Newt Gingrich (INTERVIEW) What’s New with Newt!
Steve McQueen (INTERVIEW) God Save McQueen!
Men at Lunch (FILM REVIEW) 30 Rock Doc Unearths Untold Story behind Iconic Photograph
Sharni Vinson (INTERVIEW) Vinson's Vision
Prisoners (FILM REVIEW) Parents and Police Search for Kidnapped Kids in Mesmerizing, Multi-Layered Mystery
Crazy Rich (BOOK REVIEW) Book Review of Warts & All Johnson & Johnson Biography
Cuando Vuele el Ave de Hierro: El Budismo Tibetano Llega a Occidente. Cuando Vuele el Ave de Hierro: El Budismo Tibetano Llega a Occidente. is now available for download with Spanish subtitles.
Jennifer Hudson Portrays Infamous Political Icon in Warts-and-All Biopic Winnie Mandela Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair (1 star) Jennifer Hudson Portrays Infamous Political Icon in Warts-and-All Biopic
Cuba Gooding, Jr. (INTERVIEW) Show Me the Butler!

August 2013


Moving Documentary Chronicles Dedicated Teacher’s Selfless Efforts on Behalf of Her Autistic Students Best Kept Secret Film Review by Kam Williams. Moving Documentary Chronicles Dedicated Teacher’s Selfless Efforts on Behalf of Her Autistic Students
Battered Wife Takes Refuge in Poetry in Female Empowerment Flick Things Never Said Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair (1 star)
Getaway (FILM REVIEW) Taken Meets Speed Meets Ransom in High-Octane thriller
King: A Filmed Record (FILM REVIEW) Oscar-Nominated, 1970 Documentary Chronicling Career of Dr. Martin Luther King Returns to Theaters
The Grandmaster (FILM REVIEW) Majestic Costume Drama Chronicles Career of Legendary Martial Arts Fighter
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (BOOK REVIEW) An Overdue Biography Fully Fleshing Out the Life of Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks
You're Next (FILM REVIEW) Masked Maniacs Wreak Havoc at Family Reunion in Harrowing Horror Flick
Don Lemon (INTERVIEW) Lemon Zest!
Kick-Ass 2 (FILM REVIEW) Shocking Splatterflick Ups the Ante on Original's Gratuitous Gore
The Happy Sad (FILM REVIEW) Couples’ Lives Serendipitously Intertwine in Bifurcated Brooklyn Drama
Spark: A Burning Man Story (FILM REVIEW) Visually-Captivating Documentary Chronicles Annual Bohemian Gathering
The Speech (BOOK REVIEW) The Story behind Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
Forest Whitaker (INTERVIEW) This Forest's on Fire!
Lee Daniels' The Butler Forest Whitaker Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance in Emotionally-Searing, Civil Rights Saga
Elysium (FILM REVIEW) Sick Seek Help at Utopian Space Station in Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller
When Comedy Went to School (FILM REVIEW) Borscht Belt Documentary Revisits the Rise of Legendary Jewish Comics
Race, Philosophy, and Film (BOOK REVIEW) Race, Philosophy, and Film (BOOK REVIEW)
Two-Time Oscar-Nominee Talks about His Latest Offering Two-Time Oscar-Nominee Talks about His Latest Offering
Aniston and Sudeikis Pose as Spouses in Raunchy Road Comedy Aniston and Sudeikis Pose as Spouses in Raunchy Road Comedy
Washington and Wahlberg Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper 2 Guns Film Review by Kam Williams. Washington and Wahlberg Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper

July 2013


Snoop Sets Sail as Smoove Snail Snoop Dogg Interview with Kam Williams. Snoop Sets Sail as Smoove Sail
Rising from Ashes (FILM REVIEW) Bike Racing Documentary Chronicles Rise of Rwanda Cycling Team
Jackman Journeys to Japan for Latest Adventure as Metal-Clawed Mutant Jackman Journeys to Japan for Latest Adventure as Metal-Clawed Mutant
Uplifting Documentary Examines Dyslexia from Fresh Perspective The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Film Review by Kam Williams. Uplifting Documentary Examines Dyslexia from Fresh Perspective
Slain Cop Rises from the Dead in Revenge Action Comedy Slain Cop Rises from Dead in Revenge Action Comedy
Israel Revisited via a Collage Culled from Home Movies Israel Revisited via a Collage Culled from Home Movies
Rap Group Reunites on 2008 Election Day in Dream Deferred Drama Rap Group Reunites on 2008 Election Day in Dream Deferred Drama
Ryan Coogler (INTERVIEW) Director Ryan Coogler Discusses His Cannes and Sundance Award-Winning Film
Paranormal Investigation Revisited in Fact-Based Horror Flick Paranormal Investigation Revisited in Fact-Based Horror Flick
Speedy Snail Enters Indy 500 in Family-Oriented Animated Adventure Speedy Snail Enters Indy 500 in Family-Oriented Animated Adventure
Ain't Nothing Like Freedom (BOOK REVIEW) Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Reflects on Checkered Career in Political Memoir
Kevin Hart (INTERVIEW) A Heart to Heart with Kevin Hart
Pacific Rim (FILM REVIEW) It’s Giant Robots vs. Subterranean Sea Monsters in Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Showdown
Despicable Me 2 (FILM REVIEW) Action-Packed Animated Sequel Finds Reformed Gru Joining Forces with Anti-Villain League
Fruitvale Station (FILM REVIEW) Bittersweet Biopic Recounts Final Hours in Oscar Grant’s Life
What Money Can't Buy (BOOK REVIEW)
Senator Rick Santorum (INTERVIEW) Presidential Candidate Talks about Taking Reins of Faith-Based Film Studio
The Heat (FILM REVIEW) Bullock and McCarthy Paired as Unlikely Partners in Good Cop-Bad Cop Comedy

June 2013


Fana Mokoena (INTERVIEW) A chat with veteran South African actor Fana Mokoena about his latest outing opposite Brad Pitt in World War Z
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (FILM REVIEW) Hottest Stand-Up Comic Wows Sold-Out Garden in Concert Tour Finale
Who Owns the Future? (BOOK REVIEW) Brilliant visionary offers ambitious and deeply humane alternative to allowing corporate America to decimate the middle class.
Michael B. Jordan (INTERVIEW) Emerging Actor Discusses His Breakout Role as the Late Oscar Grant
A Band Called Death (FILM REVIEW) Reverential Rockumentary Amounts to a Very Good Movie about a Very Bad Band
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (FILM REVIEW) Tongue in Cheek Documentary ( I Pray) Offers Tips on Dope Dealing
World War Z (FILM REVIEW) Harrowing Horror Flick Pits Pitt vs. Zombies in Dire Planetary Scenario
This Is the End (FILM REVIEW) Celebrities Play Themselves in Zany Apocalyptic Comedy
Backup Singers Belatedly Get Their Props in Pop Music Documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom Film Review. Excellent (4 stars) Backup Singers Belatedly Get Their Props in Pop Music Documentary
Across from Ross Ross the Intern Mathews Interview
Superman’s Roots Explored in Riveting Reboot of DC Comics Series Man of Steel Film Review by Kam Williams. A righteous, riveting relaunch leaving no doubt that, even after 80 years, you still don’t tug on Superman’s cape.
Barricaded Family Fights to Survive in Futuristic Horror Flick The Purge Film Review. Barricade Family Fights for Survival in Fututistic Horror Flick.
Intriguing Biopic Revisits Curious Career of Self-Hating Jewish Philosopher Hannah Arendt Film Review. Intriguing Biopic Revisits Curious Career of Self-Hating Jewish Philosopher
At Just 33, Jay Leno's Flambyant Intern Already Publishes His Memoirs Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence by Ross Mathews. Book Review by Kam Williams. Foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-455-50180-9
Evocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie (FILM REVIEW) Warts and All Biopic Revisits Rise and Flameout of Controversial Flash in the Pan
Rochelle, My Belle Rochelle Aytes The “Mistresses” Interview with Kam Williams
Runaway Teens Build Shack in the Woods in Quirky, Coming-of-Age Comedy The Kings of Summer Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Runaway Teens Build Shack in the Woods in Quirky, Coming-of-Age Comedy

May 2013


Father and Son Crash-Land on Earth in Campy Sci-Fi Saga After Earth Film Review by Kam Williams Good (2 stars) Father and Son Crash-Land on Earth in Campy Sci-Fi saga
Zulay Henao (INTERVIEW) Zulay Henao The “Love Thy Neighbor” Interview with Kam Williams
Farfetched Sequel Features Cartoon Physics and Comic Relief Courtesy of Tyrese fast and Furious 6 Film Review. Farfetched Sequel Features Cartoon Physics and Comic Relief Courtesy of Tyrese
Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones is now available for digital download.
The Wolfpack Reunites and Returns to Vegas for Yetta Nudder Nutty Adventure The Hangover Part III Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) A nutty kitchen sink comedy ending on a cliffhanger designed to keep diehard fans of the depraved franchise in suspense about whether yetta nudder sequel might be in the works.
Reading, Writing and Rhee Michelle Rhee The “Radical” Interview with Kam Williams.
PBS Biopic Chronicles Career of Legendary Comic Genius Mel Brooks: Make a Noise TV Review by Kam Williams. Poignant PBS Biopic Chronicles Careeer of Legendary Comic Genius
Kirk Matches Wits with Rogue Commander in Intergalactic Showdown Star Trek into Darkness Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Delightful Banter with Boundless Brooks Mel Brooks Interview with Kam Williams.
Eco-Documentary Chronicles Trials and Tribulations of Selfless Planetary Patriot Bidder 70 Film Review by Kam Williams Excellent (4 stars) Eco-Documentary Chronicles Trials and Tribulations of Selfless Planetary Patriot
Revealing Biopic Examines Roots and Rise of World-Class Williams Sisters Venus and Serena Film Review Excellent (4 stars) Revealing Biopic Examines Roots and Rise of World-Class Williams Sisters
DiCaprio Handles Title Role in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic The Great Gatsby FIlm Review. Excellent (4 stars) DiCaprio Handles Title Role in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic
Craig Robinson (INTERVIEW) Craig Robinson Talks about His First Lead Role in Peeples
Downey Back as Bon Vivant Billionaire/Smart Aleck Superhero Iron Man 3 Film Review by Kam Williams Excellent (4 stars) Downey Back as Bon Vivant Billionaire/Smart Aleck Superhero
Blue-Collar Beau Meets Bourgie Fiancee's Family in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy Blue-Collar Worker Meets Bourgie Fiancee's Family in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy
Big Brother Documentary Highlights American Filmmaker’s Frustrations in China Unmade in China Film Review by Kam Williams Excellent (3.5 stars) Big Brother Documentary Chronicles American Filmmaker's Frustrations Shooting Movie in China
Viva Aviva! A Chat with Aviva Kempner, the Director of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

April 2013


Popular Porn Stars Bare Their Bodies and Souls in Revealing Documentary Popular Porn Stars Bare Their Bodies and Souls in Revealing Documentary
No Pain, No Gain! Anthony Philosophizes about Making It Anthony Mackie interview with Kam Williams.
A-List Cast Can’t Save Atrocious Adaptation of French Farce The Big Wedding Film Review by Kam Williams. Poor (0 stars)
Reformed Gangsta Seeks Redemption in Modern Morality Play King's Faith film review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Single-Mom Develops Jungle Fever in Kenya in Initial Installment of Incendiary Trilogy Paradise: Love film review. Excellent (4 stars) Single-Mom Develops Jungle Fever in Kenya in Initial Installment of Incendiary Trilogy
The Undisputed Champ’s Undisputed Truth Mike Tyson Talks about Scary Movie 5 and His Life after Boxing
Crime Caper Recreates Real-Life Kidnapping Plot Very Good (3 stars) Michael Bay Character-Driven Crime Caper Recreates Real-Life Kidnapping Plot
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (FILM REVIEW) Annoying Narration Ruins Jay-Z Produced Romantic Romp
Norwegian Anthropologist Replicates Polynesia Settlers’ Migration in Oscar-Nominated Seafaring Epic Kon-Tiki Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Norwegian Anthropologist Replicates Polynesia Settlers’ Migration in Oscar-Nominated Seafaring Epic
Legendary Filmmaker Discusses His Latest Documentary Legendary Director Ken Burns Discusses His Latest Documentary
A Host of Celebrity Cameos Can’t Save Insulting Horror Spoof Scary Movie 5 Film Review by Kam Williams. Poor (0 stars) Host of Celebrity Cameos Can't Save Insulting Horror Spoof
Eccentric Artist Lobbies for Inmate’s Freedom in Unlikely-Couple Documentary Herman's House Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Eccentric Artist Lobbies for Inmate’s Freedom in Unlikely-Couple Documentary
Fan Wins Date with Porn Star in Found-Footage Horror Flick Lucky Bastard Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Fan Wins Date with Porn Star in Found-Footage Horror Flick
Spoiled Rich Kid Makes Most of Rare Opportunity for Redemption Not Today Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars). Spoiled Rich Kid Makes Most of Rare Opportunity for Redemption
Hanging with Chad Chad Boseman Talks about Playing Jackie Robinson in 42
Harrison Solo Harrison Ford Discusses His Role as Branch Rickey in 42

March 2013


Cannibal Inspires Artist in Unlikely-Buddy Horror Comedy Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal. Good (2 stars) Cannibal Inspires Artist in Unlikely-Buddy Horror Comedy
Adulteress Wife Shamelessly Violates Vows in Latest Tyler Perry Morality Play Temptation Film Review by Kam Williams. Adulteress Wife Shamelessly Violates Vows in Latest Tyler Perry Morality Play
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (INTERVIEW) Jurnee Smollett-Bell Discusses Her Starring Role in Temptation
Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Gets Shot at Redemption in High-Octane Action Thriller Olympus Has Fallen Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars) Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Gets Shot at Redemption in High-Octane Action Thriller
Princeton Provides Setting for Adaptation of Best Seller about College Application Process Admission Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Fey and Rudd Co-Star in Adaptation of Best Seller about College Application Process
Aussie Quartet Entertains the Troops in Vietnam War Dramedy The Sapphires Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) A well-deserved tribute to four Aussie lassies who risked their lives to entertain the boys.
Cavemen Summon Up Courage to Explore Earth in Enchanting Animated Adventure The Croods Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (4 stars) Cavemen Summon Up Courage to Explore Earth in Enchanting Animated Adventure
SAMSARA Theatrical Trailer Samsara (2011) is a film directed by Ron Fricke, who was the director of photography for Koyaanisqats
All about Benjamin Benjamin Brat discusses his acting career including his latest film, Snitch
King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis King: A FIlmed Record is now available for digital download from Alive Mind Cinema.
Carrey and Carell Reunite to Make Movie Magic, Literally and Figuratively The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Film Review by Kam Williams. Excellent (3.5 stars) Carrey and Carell Reunite to Make Movie Magic, Literally and Figuratively.
Revenge-Minded Neighbors Enter Pact in Convoluted Thriller Dead Man Down Film Review by Kam Williams. Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard Co-Star in Convoluted Revenge Thriller
Oscar-Nominee Expounds on Life, Career and His Latest Offering Terrence Howard The “Dead Man Down” Interview with Kam Williams. Oscar-Nominee Expounds on Life, Career and His Latest Outing in Dead Man Down
Buff Bouncer Falls for Blemished Beauty in Body and Soul Saga De Rouille et D’os Film Review by Kam Williams. Buff Bouncer Falls for Blemished Beauty in Body and Soul Saga

February 2013


Musical Documentary Celebrates Festive Folksong Hava Nagila: The Movie. Film Review by Kam Williams. Musical Documentary Celebrates History and Meaning of Festive Jewish Folksong
Civil War Mockumentary Spoofs Ken Burns Production The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek. Film Review by Kam Williams. Fair (1 star) Civil War Mockumentary Spoofs Ken Burns Production
Farm Boy Rises to the Occasion in Breathtaking Adaptation of Beloved Fairytale Jack the Giant Slayer film review by Kam Williams. When Jack (Nicholas Hoult) was a little boy, his imagination was whetted by a bedtime story about a mythical war waged ages ago against a fearsome race of giants that had descended from the sky.
Argo Wins Best Picture While Life of Pi Lands the Most Awards Oscars Recap: Argo Wins Best Picture While Life of Pi Lands the Most Awards
The Life of Bryan The Life of Bryan: Director Bryan Singer Discusses Jack the Giant Slayer
12 year-old Endures Host of Horrors in Haunting Coming-of-Age Drama War Witch Film Review by Kam Williams. Very Good (3 stars)
Bruce Willis Back for 5th Adventure in Action Franchise A Good Day to Die Hard Film Review by Kam Williams. Bruce Willis Back for 5th Adventure in Action Franchise
The Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed Oscar Predictions 2013. The Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed
Puppy Love Blossoms across Species in Supernatural Romantic Fantasy "Beautiful Creatures" Film Review by Kam Williams. Puppy Love Blossoms across Species in Supernatural Romantic Fantasy
Buddy Biopic Chronicles Lincoln’s Long-Term Relationship with Close Confidant and Bodyguard Saving Lincoln Film Review. Very Good (3 stars). Buddy Biopic Chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s Long-Term Relationship with Close Confidant and Bodyguard
Haley Strode (INTERVIEW) Haley Strode Interview: Establishing Rapport with “The Girl Next-Door”
Bittersweet Biopic Paints Evenhanded Post Mortem on Life and Times of Late NYC Mayor Thorough Biopic Delivers Evenhanded Post Mortem on Life and Times of Mayor Ed Koch
Twists Abound in Labyrinthine Psychological Thriller "Side Effects" Film Review by Kam Williams. Twists Abound in Labyrinthine Psychological ThrillerThat's Soderbergh's Swan Song.
Billowy Badinage with a Beautiful Creature! ViolaDavis Interview: A Billowy Badinage with a Beautiful Creature
Amour (FILM REVIEW) Undying Love Explored in Poignant, Character-Driven Drama

January 2013


Unlikely-Buddies Flick Features Cop and Hit Man on Revenge-Fueled Rampage Bullet to the Head Film Review by Kam Williams. Unlikely-Buddies Flick Features Cop and Hit Man on Revenge-Fueled Rampage
Still Sly after All These Years Sly Stallone The “Bullet to the Head” Interview with Kam Williams. Still Sly after All These Years.
Theater Documentary Chronicles Captivating Musicals Staged in 24 Hours "One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day" Film Review by Kam Williams. Theater Documentary Chronicles Captivating Musicals Staged in 24 Hours
A-List Cast Can’t Save Shallow Shocksploit More creepy than comical, Movie 43 represents a disgusting, cinematic descent into depravity destined to leave its victims, sitting slack-jawed and speechless in stunned disbelief.
Reverential Biopic Paints Sympathetic Portrait of Controversial Cause Célèbre Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Film Review by Kam Williams. Reverential Biopic Paints Sympathetic Portrait of Controversial Cause Célèbre
Jackman and Crowe Square-Off in Stirring Adaptation of Broadway Musical Les Miserables Film Review by Kam Williams. Jackman and Crowe Square-Off in Stirring Adaptation of Broadway Musical .
The Pirogue (SENEGALESE FILM REVIEW) The Pirogue (SENEGALESE FILM REVIEW) Senegalese Peasants Set Out for Spain in Seafaring Tale of Survival.
2013 Golden Globes Recap (FEATURE) Recap of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. An early indicator of Academy Award potential, the Golden Globes have established Argo and Les Miserables as favorites in the Oscar race, much to the chagrin of fading-fast Lincoln.
Paranormal Marlon Marlon Wayans talks about writing, producing and starring in A Haunted House
Love and Opera in the Air in Charming Romantic Dramedy Quartet. Film Review by Kam Williams. Love and Opera Are in the Air in Charming Romantic Dramedy Directed by Dustin Hoffman.
5 Broken Cameras is Nominated for the 85th Academy Awards 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, CO-DIRECTED BY EMAD BURNAT AND GUY DAVIDI, NOMINATED (BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY) FOR THE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS
2013 Oscar Nominations (FEATURE) “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi” Lead Academy Award Sweepstakes; Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, Nominated
Sean Penn Shines in Crime Saga about Legendary Mobster Gangster Squad. Film Review by Kam Williams. Sean Penn Shines in Crime Saga about Legendary Mobster. Excellent (4 stars)
Tsunami Drama Revisits Family’s Harrowing Ordeal The Impossible. Film Review by Kam Williams. Indian Ocean Tsunami Drama Revisits Family’s Harrowing, Real-Ordeal Ordeal in 2004. Very Good (3 stars)
Riveting Docudrama Recounts International Manhunt for Bin Laden Zero Dark Thirty Film Review by Kam Williams. Riveting Docudrama Recounts International Manhunt for Bin Laden. Excellent (4 stars)

December 2012


Gas Company Downplays Downside of Fracking in Timely Eco-Drama Promised Land Film Review by Kam Williams. Gas Company Downplays Downside of Fracking in Timely Eco-Drama Starring Matt Damon
Ex-Slave Exacts Vengeance in Tarantino Variation on Spaghetti Western Ex-Slave Exacts Vengeance in Tarantino Variation on Spaghetti Western
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop Kam Williams 2012 Annual Assessment of the the 100 Best Films, including Django Unchained, Looper, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Amour, The Well Digger's Daughter
Quintessential Quentin The "Django Unchained". Quintessential Quentin Interview with Kam Williams.
Wounded Souls Lean on Each Other in Tenderhearted Tale of Love "Silver Linings Playbook" Film Review by Kam Williams. Wounded Souls Lean on Each Other in Tenderhearted Tale of Love.
Jamie Unchained Tete-a-tete with Jamie Foxx about playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
Heartbreaking Documentary Revisits Rush to Judgment in Infamous Jogger Case The Central Park Five Film Review by Kam Williams. Heartbreaking Documentary Revisits Rush to Judgment in Infamous Central Park Jogger Case.
Rudd and Mann Revive “Knocked Up” Roles in Raunchy Spinoff This Is 40. Film Review by Kam Williams. A midlife crisis comedy marking the milestone with a tribute to immaturity
Delightful Docudrama Recounts Shooting of Horror Classic “Psycho” Hitchcock Film Review by Kam Williams. Delightful Docudrama Recounts Shooting of Hitchcock Horror Classic.
Civil Rights Documentary Recounts Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Interracial Marriage The Loving Story Film Review by Kam Williams. Civil Rights Documentary Recounts Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Interracial Marriage.
Peter Ramsey (INTERVIEW) A Tete-a-Tete with the Director of Rise of the Guardians
Keira Knightley Delivers in Daring Adaptation of Tolstoy Tale of Forbidden Love Keira Knightley Delivers in Daring Adaptation of Tolstoy Tale of Forbidden Love.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde Co-Star in High Body-Count Crime Caper Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde Co-Star in High Body-Count Crime Caper.

November 2012


Crime Victim Turns Vigilante in Mindbending Revenge Flick Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning. Film Review by Kam Williams. Crime Victim Turns Vigilante in Mindbending Revenge Flick
Mythological Figures Fight for Kids’ Innocence in Enchanting Animated Adventure 3-D Animated Adventure Features Mythological Figures Fight to Preserve Kids’ Innocence.
Civil War Docudrama Revisits Great Emancipator’s Team of Rivals Lincoln Film Review by Kam Williams. Civil War Docudrama Revisits Great Emancipator’s Team of Rivals.
Pastel Seascape Serves as Exquisite Backdrop for Spiritual Tale of Survival Pastel Seascape Serves as Exquisite Backdrop for Spiritual Tale of Survival in Ang Lee masterpiece, Life of Pi.
Oscar-Winning Director Weighs-In on His Latest Picture Oscar-Winning director, Bob Zemeckis, weighs-in on his latest picture, Flight, starring Denzel Washington.
Queen Plots Coup in 18th Century Costume Drama f you are a fan of elaborate costume dramas of Shakespearean proportions, A Royal Affair is likely right up your alley.
Compassionate Disability Drama Chronicles Indomitability of the Human Spirit John Hawkes and Helen Hunt generate an endearing chemistry, here, turning in a couple of virtuoso performances deserving of serious consideration come Oscar season.
Skyfall (FILM REVIEW) 007 returns for riveting roller coaster ride that represents a virtual reboot of the franchise.
A Poetic License to Kill Daniel Craig discusses life, career and lis latest outing as 007 in the James Bond adventure Skyfall.
Faithful document of America’s 21st Century decline Review of Foreign Parts about Willet’s Point which is a little slice of the Third World wedged in between the Van Wyck Expressway and Citi Field.

October 2012


High Ground (FILM REVIEW) Wounded Afghan and Iraq War vets scale Himalayan mountain in PTSD documentary.
Flight (FILM REVIEW) Flight is an instant screen classic destined to be deemed among the very best of Bob Zemeckis, alongside Forest Gump, Back to the Future and What Lies Beneath.
Foreign Parts Rave Review Review of Foreign Part by Rory Aronsky for Movie Gazette Online.
Simon & the Oaks (SWEDISH FILM REVIEW) Directed by Lisa Ohlin (Seeking Temporary Wife) Simon & the Oaks is an ethereal, introspective escapade inspired by the Marianne Fredriksson novel of the same name.
Cloud Atlas (FILM REVIEW) Halle Berry & Tom Hanks co-star in adaptation of sci-fi best-seller.
Neal Shapiro (INTERVIEW) Neal Shapiro, Big Bird’s Boss, Shares His Vision for PBS.
Koji Wakamatsu (1936-2012) Tribute to the fIlmmaker Koji Wakamatsu behind Caterpillar and United Red Army.
Middle of Nowhere (FILM REVIEW) Middle of Nowhere is a refreshing alternative to the superficial mainstream fare that tends to stereotype black females as either sassy mammies or compliant sex objects.
Reverential Retrospective Takes Fond Look at Life of Legendary Fashion Icon Diana Vreeland "The Eye Has to Travel" is a poignant portrait of an inveterate iconoclast who couldn’t help but push the envelope.
Janeane from Des Moines (FILM REVIEW) Janeane from Des Moines is a docudrama in which an Iowa housewife auditions the actual Republican presidential candidates.
Vulgaria (CHINESE FILM REVIEW) Vulgaria is a is Chinese sex comedy about a down-on-his-luck film producer who decides to try to pay off his debts by shooting a remake of a classic skin flick.
Argo (FILM REVIEW) Espionage thriller recounts American diplomats’ daring escape from Iran.
Here Comes the Boom (FILM REVIEW) This star vehicle showcases Kevin James’ comic genius at his best, whether he’s doing pratfalls in a mask and ill-fitting stretchy pants or futilely wooing the woman of his dreams.
Prometheus (DVD REVIEW) Prometheus is an outer space horror flick from Ridley Scott where archaeologists encounter alien life forms.
Surviving Progress (DVD REVIEW) Surviving Progress is an eco-documentary examining human contribution to climate change.
10-5 Kam's Kapsules Kam's movies capsules fFor movies opening October 5, 2012.
Ann Coulter (INTERVIEW) Arch-conservative flame-thrower Ann Coulter discusses Romney, Republicans and her new book, "Mugged."

September 2012


Six Million and One (FILM REVIEW) Six Million and One is a biopic about Joseph Fisher, a Holocaust survivor whose children discovered a journal recounting his ordeal among his personal effect after his death.
Won't Back Down (FILM REVIEW) Won't Back Down is an uplifting tale of female empowerment based on the true story of a teacher and single-mom who joined forces to imrpove a school.
Viola Davis (INTERVIEW) Viola Davis discusses the controversy swirling around her latest film, Won't Back Down, a movie about the education system which has been criticized as anti-union
Looper (FILM REVIEW) Looper is a riveting time-travel thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis sharing a role as a hit man-turned-fugitive.
Hotel Transylvania (FILM REVIEW) Hotel Transylvania is a tyke-friendly, Halloween adventure teaching a universal message of tolerance via the oft-repeated maxim that monsters are people, too!
9-21 Kam's Kapsules Weekly previews that make choosing a film fun. For movies opening September 21, 2012
Selena Gomez (INTERVIEW) Justin Bieber's beloved Selena Gomez talks about life and her new movie, Hotel Transylvania.
Resident Evil: Retribution Resident Evil: Retribution is a visually-captivating fantasy for male teens with raging hormones, the demo most apt to enjoy watching an invincible vixen in spandex waste waves of mindless mutants.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (INTERVIEW) Joseph Gordon-Levitt interviewed about his new film, Looper, a sci-fi thriller co-starring Bruce Willis.
About Cherry (FILM REVIEW) About Cherry is a semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age drama revolving around a troubled teen (Ashley Hinshaw) introduced to the adult entertainment industry by a washed-up porn star (Heather Graham).
The Words (FILM REVIEW) The Words is a tale of blind ambition about a best-selling author (Bradley Cooper) who pays an emotional price for achieving literary success by plagiarizing.
Lawless (FILM REVIEW) Lawless is a Prohibition Era crime saga revisiting the real-life exploits of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers.
Neglected Wife Explores Her Sexuality in Daring Midlife Crisis Drama "Elles" DVD review by Kam Williams about an investigative reporter for Elle Magazine played by Juliette Binoche. Very Good (3 stars)
Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun Weekly reviews for movie opening September 14, 2012 including "FInding Nemo", "Resident Evil", "10 Years" and "Arbitrage".

August 2012


Red Hook Summer (FILM REVIEW) Red Hook Summer is a disappointing fish-out-of-water drama directed by Spike Lee.
Inventing Our Life (DVD REVIEW) Inventing Our Life is an Israeli documentary which chronicles the rise and fall of the Kibbutz Movement.
Carmen Ejogo (INTERVIEW) Carmen Ejogo discuss life, career and her new role in Sparkle opposite Jordin sparks and the late Whitney Houston.
Why Stop Now (FILM REVIEW) Why Stop Now is an irreverent, abduction dramedy about a piano prodigy who's frustrated byhis drug-addicted mom’s dealer.
The Bourne Legacy (FILM REVIEW) The Bourne Legacy is a primer on how to make a successful sequel sans a hit franchise’s title character, star or source material from the series’ creator.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (FILM REVIEW) The Odd Life of Timothy Green is an enchanting fairytale about a boy who miraculously sprouts out of the ground in the garden of a couple desperate for a baby.
Never Stand Still (DVD REVIEW) Never Stand Still is an enchanting tribute to the legendary Jacob’s Pillow Festival.
Ziggy Marley (INTERVIEW) Ziggy Marley talks about life and about producing biopic about his father, Bob Marley.
Marley (DVD REVIEW) Marley is a wonderfully-revealing, warts-and-all tribute to the human spirit of a Rasta rock god!
Model Minority (FILM REVIEW) Model Minority is a dysfunctional family drama revolving around interracial romance marking a most impressive directorial/scriptwriting debut by Lily Mariye.
Gore Vidal (2006 INTERVIEW) A tete-a-tete from 2006 with the late Gore Vidal (1925-2012), celebrated author and progressive political activist.
Detropia (FILM REVIEW) Detropia is a simultaneously surrealistic and sobering warning that the Motor City’s host of woes might be coming soon to a town near you.
Crazy Eyes (FILM REVIEW) Crazy Eyes is a romance drama about a playboy who seduces and abandons beautiful women until he meets his match in the first to resist his charms.
The Queen of Versailles (FILM REVIEW) The Queen of Versailles is a conspicuous consumption documentary about a real estate mogul’s effort to build a $100 million McMansion for his trophy wife.
The Campaign (FILM REVIEW) The Campaign is an election year comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis about a cutthroat congressional race.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (FILM REVIEW) Beasts of the Southern Wild is a surreal Southern saga about a motherless 6 year-old with a vivid imagination set living on a bayou outside New Orleans.
Mosquita y Mari (FILM REVIEW) Mosquita y Mari is a coming-of-age drama about a friendship between 15 year-old Latinas which blossoms into love.

July 2012


"Foreign Parts" Doc Receives NYT Critics' Pick Directed by Véréna Paravel and J. P. Sniadecki documentary "Foreign Parts" about Willets Point in Queens, New York receives NYT Critics' Pick.
Interview with Filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi Interview with filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi about their film 5 Broken Cameras on Alive Mind Cinema.

June 2012


Prince of the Himalayas Variety Review Review of Prince of the Himalayas at Variety. A Shanghai Film Group, Shanghai Film Studios, Hus Entertainment presentation.
Prince of the Himalayas Variety Review Review of Prince of the Himalayas at Variety. A Shanghai Film Group, Shanghai Film Studios, Hus Entertainment presentation.
The Woodmans DVD Review "The Woodmans" by Filmmaker C. Scott Willis is a fascinating portrait of the photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work including experimental videos and journal entries.
The Woodmans DVD Review "The Woodmans" by Filmmaker C. Scott Willis is a fascinating portrait of the photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work including experimental videos and journal entries.

May 2012


Putin's Kiss Is Now Available for Download In Putins Kiss, Danish filmmaker Lise Birk Pedersen offers a chilling view of modern Russia, its fragile, perhaps illusory, democracy.

March 2012


A Good Day To Die is Now Available for Download A Good Day to Die chronicles a movement that started a revolution and inspired a nation. By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians.

February 2012


The Specter of Putin Haunts Three Recent Russian Films By Govindini Murty & Jason Apuzzo Putins Kiss, Khodorkovsky, and Target question tyranny, capitalism, and the political future of Russia
A to Z Doc Distribution: Emphasis on E for Education come learn what distinguishes four of the leading documentary distributors in the marketplace at SXSW: Kino Lorber, Women Make Movies, Cinema Guild and New Day. Moderated by Elizabeth Sheldon, VP of Kino Lorber, discover how they select films, their different paths to market, what makes each company unique, and what they all have in common.
Putin's Kiss Movie Review Putins Kiss Movie Review by Kam Williams Daring Expose Chronicles Gradual Disillusionment of Pretty Putin Protege
IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions Deadlines to Apply: March 9 (Documentary) / April 6 (Narrative) 2012
KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL US RIGHTS TO AWARD-WINNING DOC 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (2012) KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL US RIGHTS TO AWARD-WINNING DOC 5 BROKEN CAMERAS Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

January 2012


The Mill and the Cross The Mill and the Cross is now available for Download to Own to viewers in US and Canada.
Mads Brugger and The Ambassador Mads Bruggers latest film The Ambassador, Mads travels to the Central African Republic under diplomatic pretense.
Alison Klayman, Sundance and Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry The buzz is building around Alison Klayman\'s doc debut at Sundance for Ai Wei Wei Never Sorry

December 2011


Gift Guide for Spiritual Junkies Crazy Wisdom is both entertaining and extremely enlightening gift.
Juan of the Dead Juan of the Dead is a horror film about a slacker who decided to save Cuba from zombies.

November 2011


Crazy Wisdom: Premium Digital and Limited Edition DVD Release Crazy Wisdom is available for Download to Own to US audience.
IDFA Festival Winners and Favorites Elizabeth Shledon attends IDFA 2011, The official prize for Best Feature Length Doc went to the South Korean film "Planet of Snail" and the Audience Award to "5 Broken Cameras". Other festival favorites: "Putin's Kiss" and Mads Bruegger's newest film, "The Ambassador".

October 2011


Mohawks and Korans Taqwacore is a film about The Muslim punk movement steered to existence by the 2003 novel The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight.

August 2011


Doc on Comic Arts Looks for Your Pledge Doc on the Comic Art form is looking for your pledge on kick starter campaign.
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow offers the only chance that most of us will probably have to visit what he left behind, this strange, eerie Kieferland.

July 2011


El Bulli at Film Forum Lineup of guest speakers for El Bulli Movie screening at Film Forum is announced.

June 2011


A Terrific Exercise in Family Exorcism Intimate Stranger, says Berliner, walks the fine line between sorting the dirty family laundry and polishing the precious family jewel.
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Genius Within The Inner Life of Glenn Gould is now available for download

May 2011


Kino Lorber Acquires Doc El Bulli: Cooking in Progress at SXSW Kino Lorber buys documentary film El Bulli Cooking in Progress, directed by Gereon Wetzel (Castells).

April 2011


Armadillo Embedded with a group of Danish soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force responsible, along with British allies, for providing security for the locals in remote Helmand, Afghanistan, Metz gives us glimpses of the soldiers life amid warfare.

March 2011


Le Quattro Volte Movie Reveiw Le Quattro Volte is an idiosyncratic and amazing new film by Michelangelo Frammartino.
Himalaya Movie Review A large part of the appeal of Himalaya comes from the breathtaking beauty of its setting, the mountainous, sparsely populated Dolpo region of Nepal.
American Mystic Is Now Available for Download American Mystic film by Alex Mar is now available for Download to Own
American Grindhouse American Grindhouse movie is available for Download to Own

February 2011


Edge of Dreaming Review at NYT Edge of Dreaming review at New York Times

January 2011


The Sound of Insects Now Available for Download The Sound of Insects is now available for download to US customers

December 2010


Slant Magazine Gives The Sound of Insects Three Out of Four Stars Slant Magazine gives The Sound of Insects by Peter Liechti three star out of four
U.S. Premier of The Sound of Insects at Rubin Museum The Sound of Insects will premier in the US at Rubin Museum in New York
Early Adopters Are Willing to Pay for Content Early adopters help to boost digital sales of films

October 2010


Brilliant Moon - Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Brilliant Moon Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Now Available for Download to Own

September 2010


Taqwacore, The Birth of Punk Islam, gets Best World Documentary at Hi5 Taqwacore The Birth of Punk Islam, was named Best World Documentary at Harlem International Film Festival

August 2010


Salt of This Sea Salt of This Sea film review at Spirituality and Practice

July 2010


The Transformational Power of Buddhism Watch Meditate and Destroy and The Tibetan Book of the Dead online or download to own.
Brion Gysin's Flickering Light at the New Museum Dream Machine Watch film FLicKeR about Brion Gysin Dreamachine on exhibit at the Guggenheim
Interview with Niko von Glasow Myfilmblog interview with Niko von Glasow on how he become a filmmaker

June 2010


Silver Docs Round-Up A little smaller this year than last year due to budget cuts, Silver Docs in its eighth year remains a favored festival for filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and audiences. She was joined on a panel moderated by Byron Hurt with Louise Rosen, Diana Holtzberg of Films Transit International, and Cynthia Fenneman, President, American Public Television to discuss Letting Go of Your \\
Lorber Films acquires 'Genius Within' Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon negotiated deal with Film Transit International on Glenn Gould
Lighthouse International Film Festival to Open with Lighthouse International Film Festival opening night will feature "The Red Chapel," a movie best described as "Borat" in North Korea.

May 2010


The Devastating Legacy of Thalidomide Nobody Is Perfect is a film directed by Niko von Glasow that addresses the devastating legacy of the drug thalidomide with acidic wit and grumpy honesty.
A Day in the Life of the Dalai Lama Review of Sunrise Sunset movie about Dalai Lama
Taqwacore -The Birth of Punk Islam Taqwacore has an underlying message of tolerance and respect, mixed with a healthy dose of the benevolent chaos of punk.
The Human Rights Movement Makes its Way to Video On Demand Kimjongilia is available to screen online in Computer HD, iPod, iPhone and iPad
The Sound of Insects Based on an incredible true story, and adapted from the novella “Until I am a Mummy“ by Shimada Masahiko, Peter Liecthi’s THE SOUND OF INSECTS is a stunning investigation into the mystery of the man’s enigmatic self-destructive motivations.
Two in the Wave (2009) is NYT Critic's Pic Two in the Wave, François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard receive NYT pick
The Cannes Festival Opens With a Search for Money Producers at Cannes FIlm Festival search for money.
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Italy's culture minister boycotts Cannes Film Festival Italy culture minister boycotts Cannes FIlm Festival over a film critical of Berlusconi.

April 2010


Nollywood Babylon

March 2010


The Round-up from SXSW Elizabeth Sheldon vice president of Kino Lorber summerizes technology and film at SXSW.

February 2010


Watch "Theater of War" Now Online Exclusively from Alive Mind Watch Theater of War with Mary Streep documentary online.
Watch Gogol Bordello Non-Stop GOGOL BORDELLO NON-STOP is an artful documentary that mixes flamboyant costumes, intricate dance choreography, a relentless beat and an explosive energy not seen since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll.

January 2010


Sundance and Beyond Ella Taylor from NPR raves about Last Train Home at Sundance

November 2009


Theater of War Theater of War is directed by John Walter and starring Mery Streep.

October 2009


Who Rules America? Colin McGinn wires a review of The American Ruling Class film.

September 2009


That's the Spirit Specialty documentary programming in the areas of enlightened conscious. So Help Me God directed by Simon Cole and Meditate and Destroy directed by Sarah Fisher.

August 2009


Fierce Light - Revolution of the Spirit A short film featuring Aung San Suu Kyi and Alan Clements by award winning director Velcrow Ripper.

July 2009


So Help Me God The advertising guru, Simon Cole, took a completely different approach in his documentary film So Help Me God.So Help Me God In Religulous, Bill Maher was on a satirical quest to find God and understand religion while laughing at the extraordinary claims by the religious. The advertising guru, Simon Cole, took a completely different approach in his documentary film So Help Me God. It’s not a comedy, but rather it is a drama – portraying a real spiritual quest to find God.
Meditate and Destroy- Now on VOD!

June 2009


So Help Me God A review of the film So Help Me God by Mark Zhuravsky. Our protagonist is one Simon Cole, a well-off man, happily married and seemingly economically unburdened..
Guggenheim Lifetime Achievement Award, Silver Docs 2009 Elizabeth Sheldon attends Silver Docs where Albert Maysles is awarded the Guggenheim Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 2009


National Post Interview with Velcrow Ripper National post interview with Velcrow Ripper.
Fierce Light Available Now to All Americans with Fierce Light On Demand THE MESSAGE OF FIERCE LIGHT AVAILABLE NOW TO ALL AMERICANS WITH FIERCE LIGHT ON DEMAND Inspirational Film Offered in Homes and on Mobile in Nationwide Launch from Alive Mind at Fiercelight.MyFilmblog.com

April 2009


Hot Docs - A Primer and Mini Film Reviews from the National Post Overview of films featured at Toronto Hot Docs Festival 2009
FLicKeR to Premier in New York City! Nik Sheehan and FLicKeR are coming to New York city to the Anthology FIlm Archive, June 13th.
Filmthreat Gives Nollywood Babylon Three Stars Filmthreat reviews Nollywood Babylon, directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, distributed by Lorber HT Digital.
The Gates Receives Peabody The Gates by Maysles Films in association with HBO Documentary Films and CVJ receives Peabody Award.

March 2009


Theater of War Theater of War, Mother Courage and Her Children, Public Theater, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Alive Mind, Alive Mind Education, Lorber HT Digita, Elizabeth Sheldon
The Last Movie Stores Left Standing The news this week that Blockbuster Video has hired advisors to explore
Lorber Acquires Sundance Favorite Nollywood Babylon Lorber HT Digital has acquired the U.S. theatrical rights and public performance rights to the acclaimed documentary NOLLYWOOD BABYLON, co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, on the heels of the film's U.S. premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Documentary Competition.
U.S. press missed a lot in Gaza US Press missed a lot in Iraq.
Alive Mind Acquires «Theater of War» Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon of Lorber HT Digital have negotiated the U.S. theatrical, public performance and home video rights to John Walter’s Theater of War.
Tony Manero Lorber HT Digital Acquires North American rights for Tony Manero.

February 2009


The Examined Life «American Idol Post Heidegger Edition» Philosophy comes to film in Astra Taylor's Examind Life featering Cornell West and philosopher Slavoj Zizek
New Yorker Films Dies; will rebirth follow? New Yorker Films owner of an unparalleled library of art-house films from all over the world, announced it was closing up shop after nearly 44 years
Lorber Announces Aquisition of U.S. Rights to Palestinian-Israeli Hit Comedy Series «Arab Labor» Lorber Announces Aquisition of U.S. Rights to Palestinian-Israeli Hit Comedy Series Arab Labor. The deal was negotiated by Keren Shahar for Israeli producing broadcaster Keshet (Channel 2) and by Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon for Lorber HT Digital.

January 2009


Lorber's Alive Mind to Open «The Gates» Alive Mind has acquired all North American rights to Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles’ landmark documentary, THE GATES. The acquisition was negotiated by Antonio Ferrera and Patricia Jones (on behalf of Maysles Films, CVJ Corporation, and Ferrera Films) and Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon on behalf of Lorber HT Digital for release on their new specialty distribution label, Alive Mind.

October 2007


My lunch with Claire lTVS, based in San Francisco, is a CPB and foundation backed fund for independent producers that is open to both Americans and international producers, first time directors and producers as well as Tefflon industry veterans.

September 2007


The Prisoner, Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair The Prisoner, Or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair review by Elizabeth Sheldon

January 2009


DIY Distribution Is Here Now Anthony Kaufman Indiewire Sundance Not Picked Up in Park City? Filmmakers Look Forward to DIY Release Options

March 2008


Digital and Self Distribution A brief look at digital and self distribution for independent filmmakers and its challenges.

August 2007


The Four P's of Production Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President of Lorber Digital Media talks about for four P's of production, fund raising, securing a broadcaster, international distribution, DVD licensing.