Black Star News

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"Can anybody smell the franchise that Marvel is cooking?"

Posted Jun 16, 2008

Kam Williams

2 58%

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008)

"Comedy with a social conscious. How refreshing."

Posted Feb 2, 2008

Kam Williams

3 77%

Cloverfield (2008)

"Reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project, this cleverly-conceived scream fest was shot entirely with a shaky hand-held camera being operated by one of the film's central characters."

Posted Jan 19, 2008

Kam Williams

4 50%

Dirty Laundry (2006)

"Even though homophobia may be more of a hurdle in the 'hood than Hollywood, this ensemble's supportive response to Sheldon's revealing his sexual preference proves to be a surprisingly sweet way to close out this well-meaning message movie."

Posted Dec 7, 2007

Kam Williams

5 75%

My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2007)

"A satisfying, cinematic masterpiece with an invaluable message about the meaning of real relating."

Posted Oct 11, 2007

Kam Williams

6 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

"Postwar is hell!"

Posted Sep 30, 2007

Kam Williams

7 ——

Ugly Betty - The Complete First Season (2007)

"There's hope for humanity, afterall, when a sitcom like this which recognizes inner beauty is a big hit."

Posted Aug 29, 2007

Kam Williams

8 36%

Descent (2007)

"Rosario Dawson exhibits a previously unseen range, here, more than meeting the challenge of the most emotionally-demanding role of her career."

Posted Aug 7, 2007

Kam Williams

9 85%

Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America (2007)

"They say The South has changed, but you wouldn't know it from this jaw-dropping shocker you have to see to be believe."

Posted Jun 19, 2007

Kam Williams

10 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"Upping the ante in terms of intrigue while toning it down in terms of action, this downright comfortable diversion is a relatively-cerebral affair which offers an absorbing alternative to the summer blockbusters of the over-stimulating, special effects-dr"

Posted Jun 9, 2007

Kam Williams

11 75%

Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman (2007)

"An empathetic portrait of a complicated figure, chronicling the mounting toll which his work in the gallows gradually took on his psyche and private life."

Posted Jun 5, 2007

Kam Williams

12 90%

Knocked Up (2007)

"A hilarious family values flick which manages to convince you that it's possible to transform a misogynist into a doting father on the guilt of an unplanned pregnancy."

Posted Jun 4, 2007

Kam Williams

13 100%

The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2007)

"A disturbing bio-pic chronicling a mammoth miscarriage of justice which can only be explained as resulting from deep-seated racism. Despite its feelgood resolution, the film offers little in the way of reassurances that this will never happen again."

Posted May 28, 2007

Kam Williams

14 78%

Crazy Love (2007)

"A fascinating flick for anyone looking for a new reason to hate lawyers."

Posted May 28, 2007

Kam Williams

15 30%

My Brother (2006)

"Seeing a ghetto-based drama revolving around black males not behaving like amoral gangstas or clownish buffoons is a welcome change of pace, plus there's the bonus of Vanessa Williams exhibiting an emotional range unseen in any of her previous work."

Posted May 25, 2007

Kam Williams

16 64%

Severance (2006)

"A comical cautionary tale which ought to trigger a little paranoia in the souls of any advocates of the Military-Industrial Complex."

Posted May 16, 2007

Kam Williams

17 12%

The Salon (2007)

"Bottoms-out with this bit of dialogue: 'If you're going to be a ho, be an ambitious ho. Work uptown.' What unfortunate timing, given the whole Don Imus controversy. Life's simply too short for slur-ploitation with such lamentably low standards."

Posted May 11, 2007

Kam Williams

18 69%

L'Iceberg (2005)

"A charming slapstick comedy which explores a variety of themes including love, loyalty, friendship and one's relationship with oneself before delivering at a heartwarming message that maybe there's no place like home after all."

Posted Apr 29, 2007

Kam Williams

19 91%

Hot Fuzz (2007)

"Dispassionate dispatching of humans as cinematic road kill. Bloody funny bloodletting, if that's your thing."

Posted Apr 22, 2007

Kam Williams

20 95%

U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha (2005)

"Set in locales ostensibly picked without concern for cinematic pretense, this crowd-pleaser conveys a sense of everyday life in South Africa while simultaneously serving up an endearing variation of a magical opera for the ages. Bravo!"

Posted Mar 28, 2007

Kam Williams

21 85%

Unconscious (2006)

"Everything you always wanted to know about sex, and then some. A bawdy, early Woody Allen-esque slapstick comedy!"

Posted Feb 9, 2007

Kam Williams

22 75%

Zathura (2005)

"A practically-perfect family flick which delivers a big lesson about the true meaning of brotherly love."

Posted Jan 5, 2007

Kam Williams

23 96%

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

"Though not for the squeamish or fans of Fascism, this morbidly bewitching fantasy is an enchanting, escapist fairy tale, even if one designed strictly with adults in mind."

Posted Jan 1, 2007

Kam Williams

24 49%

We Are Marshall (2006)

"Bittersweet football flick less concerned with gridiron feats than with how members of a tight-knit community deal with their grief in the wake of a disaster."

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Kam Williams

25 81%

Biggie and Tupac (2002)

"Broomfield has taken this intriguing and sad tale, and made a compelling film that should be of interest to nearly anyone, regardless of his or her interest in rap music."

Posted Jan 8, 2003

Josh Ralske

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