Kam Williams

Kam Williams

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Biography:

Voted Most Outstanding Journalist of the Decade by the Disilgold Soul Literary Review in 2008, Kam Williams is a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications around the U.S. and Canada. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Online, the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee, and Rotten Tomatoes.

In addition to a BA in Black Studies from Cornell, he has an MA in English from Brown, an MBA from The Wharton School, and a JD from Boston University. Kam lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and son.

Publications:
AALBC.com , Afro-American , AfroGotham , AfroToronto , Ban the N-Word , Baret News , Bean Soup Times , Black Book News , Black Collegian , Black Star News , Black Talent News , BlackFilm.com , BlackNews.com , Boston Phoenix , Chicken Bones Journal , CNA Newsworld , DallasBlack.com , Denver Urban Spectrum , Ellsworth American , EURWeb , Final Call , Global Rhythm Magazine , Hip-Hop Book Club , IMDiversity.com , Insight News , Leader Newspapers, New Jersey , Memphis Tri-State Defender , Metro , Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder , Mount Desert Islander , myfilmblog , New York Beacon , NewsBlaze , One People's Project , Positive Community , Princeton Town Topics , Providence American , Quarterly Black Review , San Francisco Bay View , Seattle Medium , Sly Fox , TheLoop21.com , Toronto-Franco.com , University City Review , WBAI Web Radio , Weekly Press
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
1699
Total QuickRatings:
37

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 47% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) " A difficult to decipher whodunit guaranteed to have you still scratching your head even after its confounding resolution." — Baret News
Posted Aug 30, 2014
2.5/4 31% As Above/So Below (2014) " A harrowing tale of survival revolving around an endearing heroine every bit as brainy as she is resourceful. " — Baret News
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/4 78% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) " If you've ever wondered whether the cancer industry is truly interested in developing a cure for the disease, you might want to check out this eye-opening expose." — Baret News
Posted Aug 30, 2014
3/4 44% The Calling (2014) " Bless me father for I have slain!" — Baret News
Posted Aug 24, 2014
2.5/4 37% The November Man (2014) " Vintage Brosnan!" — Baret News
Posted Aug 23, 2014
1/4 8% Are You Here (2014) " Have Wilson, Galifianakis and Poehler ever been better? Gosh, I certainly hope so." — Baret News
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 17% Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) " While the film fails to break any new ground in terms of the splatterflick genre, it's still entertaining enough to recommend, provided you have a strong stomach for vivisection and Italian stereotypes" — Baret News
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/4 39% If I Stay (2014) " A poignant portrait of a life precipitously hanging in the balance which pushes all the right buttons to open the emotional floodgates." — Baret News
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/4 72% Go For Sisters (2013) " A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either." — Baret News
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3.5/4 88% Abuse of Weakness (2014) " A cautionary tale depicting a shocking example of man's inhumanity to (wo)man." — Baret News
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 32% The Giver (2014) " A thought-provoking meditation on mind control offering a valuable lesson about the virtue of challenging any totalitarian authority." — Baret News
Posted Aug 12, 2014
3/4 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) " An enlightening documentary chronicling the career of the Persian Picasso." — Baret News
Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/4 21% Into The Storm (2014) " A campy and cheesy yet visually-captivating roller coaster ride that makes Sharknado look like Sharknado 2!" — Baret News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/4 68% Web Junkie (2014) " A tough love remedy for internet addiction designed for impressionable young minds which prefer virtual reality to relating in the flesh." — Baret News
Posted Aug 5, 2014
2.5/4 78% Get On Up (2014) " A nostalgic indulgence which, like the cinematic equivalent of a fluffy fanzine, eschews serious criticism of a revered icon in favor of a pleasant parade of his most memorable classics. " — Baret News
Posted Aug 4, 2014
1/4 0% Behaving Badly (2014) " A misfiring misadventure not even recommended for diehard Selena Gomez fans. " — Baret News
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/4 89% Calvary (2014) " Another nonpareil performance by Brendan Gleeson, here, as an introspective soul on a spiritual path able to maintain his sanity while facing his mortality in a godforsaken environ where so many in his flock have clearly lost their minds." — Baret News
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3/4 67% The Almost Man (2014) " A droll dramedy examining the male metamorphosis from bachelor to family man." — Baret News
Posted Jul 26, 2014
2/4 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " A perhaps prophetic satire celebrating senseless slaughter as a natural national holiday in such a gun-loving country! " — Baret News
Posted Jul 20, 2014
3/4 —— Sucka 4 Luv " A rollicking romp providing proof positive that love, I mean luv, conquers all, even a hot head with a very short fuse!" — Baret News
Posted Jul 14, 2014
4/4 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Expect to be moved to tears by this poignant picture's bittersweet resolution and sobering, universal message about the importance of family." — Baret News
Posted Jul 13, 2014
1.5/4 8% America (2014) " Divisive D'Souza: Imagine an America without him!" — Baret News
Posted Jul 12, 2014
2/4 14% Rage (2014) " Think Taken with a heckuva twist!" — Baret News
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/4 —— School Dance (2014) " A 21st Century update of the beloved Shakespeare classic about a pair of star-crossed lovers from the opposite side of the tracks." — Baret News
Posted Jul 3, 2014
1/4 24% Tammy (2014) " A terminally-depraved escapade destined to disappoint even diehard Melissa McCarthy fans." — Baret News
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " An unapologetic retread bordering on plagiarism that nevertheless provides the perfect, popcorn summer escape for the tyke and 'tweener demographics." — Baret News
Posted Jun 28, 2014
4/4 83% Begin Again (2014) " An enchanting musical adventure amounting to the best kept cinematic secret of the summer! At least until now." — Baret News
Posted Jun 24, 2014
2/2 25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " A pleasant, if predictable, diversion peppered with incessant chatter on the part of the irrepressible Kevin Hart." — Baret News
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2/4 45% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " A gruesome, expletive-laced, battle-of-the-sexes satire of the scary movie genre featuring enough eroticized gore and titillation at every turn to hold the attention of the testosterone-fueled demographic for the duration. " — Baret News
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " A nostalgic trip down Memory Lane designed with Baby Boomers in mind." — Baret News
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/4 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Tatum and Hill generate chemistry aplenty in a laff-a-minute, 'bro'-mantic adventure every bit as funny as the first." — Baret News
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Just when everybody was ready to count Tom Cruise's career out for the count, not only is he back, but back again and back again and back again, ad infinitum!" — Baret News
Posted Jun 6, 2014
1/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " The Old West re-imagined as fodder for the coarsest of gross-out fare!" — Baret News
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2.5/4 62% The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne (2014) " An unappealing, un-role model who stole millions from the rich and simply frittered it away on herself in decadent fashion." — Baret News
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " X-Men, a fabled franchise that, like a fine wine, just keeps improving with age. " — Baret News
Posted May 26, 2014
3/4 40% Grand d├ępart (2014) " A bittersweet tale of sibling rivalry about a couple of polar-opposites endeavoring to bury the hatchet for the sake of their rapidly-expiring dad." — Baret News
Posted May 24, 2014
3/4 14% Blended (2014) " Call me bwana, but it's three times a charm for Sandler and Barrymore on this totally-silly surfin' safari!" — Baret News
Posted May 23, 2014
4/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " Hey, why didn't they make monster movies like this when I was a kid?" — Baret News
Posted May 19, 2014
4/4 73% Breastmilk (2014) " An empowering reminder of a woman's body's remarkable ability to provide sustenance in abundance. " — Baret News
Posted May 14, 2014
0/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " There's little to recommend about this ugly descent into depravity. " — Baret News
Posted May 11, 2014
3/4 52% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " A steamy soap opera unfolding against the backdrop of a cautionary history lesson reminding us that in Nigeria, the more things change, the more they stay insane. " — Baret News
Posted May 11, 2014
4/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " A 'Marvel'-ously entertaining franchise that miraculously just keeps on giving and giving! " — Baret News
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " A timely testament to motherhood that just might make the perfect Mother's Day gift." — Baret News
Posted May 3, 2014
4/4 83% Belle (2014) " An 18th C. tale of race and romance told in a sophisticated fashion reminiscent of the best of Jane Austen." — Baret News
Posted Apr 27, 2014
4/4 38% The M Word (2014) " The legendary Henry Jaglom proves as masterful as ever at creating fascinating characters designed to make you both laugh and reflect." — Baret News
Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/4 78% The Machine (2014) " Beware, the Manchurian android!" — Baret News
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/4 —— Tanzania: A Journey Within (2014) " Africa from the perspectives of a 'Native Son' returning to his roots and of a blue-eyed sister transformed by an unexpected catalyst for spiritual growth. " — Baret News
Posted Apr 22, 2014
2.5/4 —— From The Rough (2014) " A well-deserved, if syrupy sweet, overdue tribute to an African-American role model and trailblazer." — Baret News
Posted Apr 22, 2014
1/4 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " A kitchen sink comedy more shocking than funny and strictly recommended for rabid fans of the bottom-feeding franchise." — Baret News
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/4 100% Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe A La Hache (2014) " A heartbreaking documentary retracing the devastation visited upon Pointe a la Hache, a scenario probably being played out again and again in working-class communities all along the Gulf Coast. " — Baret News
Posted Apr 17, 2014
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