Kam Williams


KAM WILLIAMS: Blacktrospective 2018 – A Year in Cinema

Kam Williams breaks down the Best of Black Cinema for 2018! Let's get it going . . . Best Big Budget Black Films 1. If Beale Street Could Talk 2. Black Panther 3. Green Book 4. The Hate U Give 5. The Equalizer 2 6. Uncle Drew 7. BlacKkKlansman 8. Superfly 9. Nobody's Fool 10....

FILM REVIEW: “If Beale Street could Talk” – Barry Jenkins Directs Faithful Adaptation of Beloved James Baldwin Classic

In 1974, James Baldwin published “If Beale Street Could Talk,” a love story, set in Harlem, about a beleaguered black couple's pursuit of the elusive American Dream. Many critics consider the heartrending novel Baldwin's best work, perhaps because of the way in which it...

KAM’S KAPSULES: “Creed II” might do the trick once you come out of your turkey coma

WIDE RELEASE Creed II (PG-13 for violence, profanity and sensuality) Michael B. Jordan reprises the title role in this revenge-fueled sequel which finds the contender being trained by Rocky Balboa (Sly Stallone) for a grudge match with the son (Florian Munteanu) of the boxer (Dolph...

FILM REVIEW: Sisters Square Off in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy “Nobody’s Fool”

Danica (Tika Sumpter) and Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) may have been raised by the same mother (Whoopi Goldberg), but they're still as different as night and day. The former is a successful businesswoman who was recently promoted to Vice President of a leading, Madison Avenue advertising firm....

KAM WILLIAMS: Top Ten DVD List for week ending October 21, 2018

This Week's DVD Releases Ant-Man and the Wasp Whitney Unfriended: Dark Web Arizona He's Out There Reprisal Benched Cold Skin Down a Dark Hall Boundaries

FILM REVIEW: Amandla Stenberg Stars in Searing Adaptation of Inner City Saga”The Hate U Give”

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) straddles two different worlds which never intersect, one, black and poor, the other, white and privileged. That's because she lives in the ghetto in Garden Heights, but her parents (Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby) have sent her to Williamson,...

KAM’S KAPSULES: ‘First Man’ takes another look at moon landing

WIDE RELEASES Bad Times at the El Royale (R for profanity, drug use, graphic violence and brief nudity) Suspense thriller revolving around seven strangers in search of redemption who rendezvous at a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe. Co-starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon...

FILM REVIEW: Regina Hall plays protective “den-mother” of dive sports bar in “Support The Girls”

Double Whammies is an unremarkable watering hole located along a desolate strip of highway outside Austin, Texas where truckers and regulars can slip in and out quietly without drawing much attention to themselves. The seedy sports bar, a la your typical Hooters, is known...

FILM REVIEW: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” due out Friday

Back in the Seventies, Ron Stallworth became the first African-American to join the Colorado Springs Police Department. The ambitious, young, college grad was soon promoted to detective, and his initial undercover case involved covering a Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins) rally when the incendiary Black Power...

Kam’s Kapsules: “The Darkest Minds” featuring Amandla Stenberg opens Aug. 3

WIDE RELEASES The Darkest Minds (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature themes) Adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's futuristic best seller set in the U.S. in the wake of a pandemic which has killed 98% of children under 20 and where the survivors are being rounded...