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Kam Williams

Kam Williams
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 32% Fist Fight (2017) A relentlessly-profane romp which might have set a record for the use of the F-word. Since the closing tableau sets up the sequel, might I suggest that the next installment cut down on the curses in favor of more jokes.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A twisted Wick continues to burn bright!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A mix of mirth and mayhem so mesmerizing, it's easy to forget you're watching LEGO figures. More fun than a barrel of monkeys, not that anybody still gets a kick out of watching primates at play.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Given the precarious state of race relations, the late visionary's prescient insights perhaps prove more timely, posthumously, than in their own day. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
3.5/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Though there isn't much of a message to glean from this inappropriately-titled homage to the dawn of female empowerment, one can easily appreciate its vivid triptych of poignant personal portraits.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/4 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Anything is possible, with cartoon physics on your side!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/4 86% Lion (2016) A bittersweet variation on the 'I was lost, but now I'm found' theme of the parable of the Prodigal Son.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/4 83% Silence (2017) A thought-provoking, historical drama chronicling the ultimate test of faith. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/4 91% Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010) A tribute befitting Boston, readily comparable to Woody Allen's bittersweet homage to his own beloved Manhattan. Appreciate Damien Chazelle now and avoid the rush!‐ Sly Fox
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
3/4 96% Paterson (2016) Peripatetic bus driver personifies poetry in motion!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A visually-enchanting, if fateful, fairy tale.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A worthwhile, teachable moment about the indignities suffered by three heroic NASA mathematicians simply because they had the misfortune to be black during the South's shameful days of Jim Crow segregation.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) An emotionally-engaging tale of redemption certain to garner its share of accolades over the course of the awards season.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/4 97% 13th (2016) A searing indictment of the criminal justice system as a shameful vestige of chattel slavery.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 93% Fences (2016) Refreshing familiar roles which are obviously second nature to them, Denzel and Viola deliver emotionally-provocative performances likely to garner Academy Award nominations in Oscar season. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) If you only see one movie this year, you need to get out more. That being said, this endlessly enchanting, panoramic homage to the Hollywood musical is the picture to catch!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3/4 60% The Bounce Back (2016) Confirmation that opposites do, in fact, attract, even shrinks dispensing diametrically-opposed dating advice! ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2016
3/4 20% Believe (2016) Although the picture is ostensibly aimed at the Christian demographic, it has a complicated enough storyline, including a love triangle and intriguing plot twists, to appeal to more than merely Bible-thumping Evangelicals.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) A haunting deconstruction, worthy of Hitchcock, of a vulnerable socialite's very fragile psyche. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Redmayne's enviable acting range makes Newt Scamander a far more engaging and emotionally- accessible character than Harry Potter ever was. Heavens to Hogwarts!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2016
2.5/4 96% The Love Witch (2016) A light as a feather, feminist fantasy where flawed males meet their match during creative displays of eroticized violence. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3.5/4 71% No Pay, Nudity (2016) Kudos to Gabriel Byrne for delivering a nonpareil performance in this plausible portrait of a fading star struggling to maintain his dignity in the face of diminished dreams. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) A decidedly-dystopic, African-American answer to the relatively-sedate, suburban bildungsroman served up by Boyhood!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 89% Loving (2016) A poignant period piece about a pair of practically-saintly role models well-deserving of their iconic status in the annals of American jurisprudence.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A moving portrait of an unorthodox war hero who contributed considerably to the effort without ever wielding a weapon against the enemy. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
3/4 19% Inferno (2016) Easily, the most accessible, engaging, entertaining and cinematic adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller yet!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
2/4 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Brace yourself for the specter of self-righteous Madea serving up street justice to clowns, collegiates, ghosts and goblins!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/4 40% New Life (2016) A bittersweet tale of undying love marking the directorial debut of actor Drew Waters (Parkland). ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/4 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Effectively delivers a timely message that if we can all laugh together, then we can all live together, too!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/4 51% The Accountant (2016) A clever and compelling, multi-layered masterpiece deserving serious consideration come awards season!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/4 94% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) A poignant portrait of a sex abuse survivor's unlikely path from abandoned street urchin to consummate poet laureate!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
4/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) An emotionally-unsettling alternate version of a controversial chapter in America's slave legacy!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
4/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A harrowing tale of survival topped off by justice being duly served. What more could you ask for from an action-oriented morality play? ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Wild, Wild West revisited as an ethnically-diverse fantasy land Hollywood has never imagined before!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
3.5/4 61% Snowden (2016) Congrats to Oliver Stone for crafting a reverential biopic which convincingly repositions a supposed traitor as an altruistic hero of the highest order. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 15% Mr. Church (2016) Overall, a mildly-recommended period piece, provided you're prepared to take seriously the same Eddie Murphy who kept you in stitches as Buckwheat in that hilarious Saturday Night Live skit. Otay?‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/4 83% In Order of Disappearance (2016) A Scandinavian splattefest staining the snow-capped mountainsides of an otherwise-breathtaking Norwegian wonderland!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/4 85% Sully (2016) Kudos to the team of Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks for successfully conveying the enviable amalgam of guts, smarts and stoicism exhibited by level-headed Captain Sullenberger in the face of impending demise.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 83% Kicks (2016) A tentative tale of woe every bit as bleak as it is hopeful that there's an exit at the other end of a disturbingly dystopic tunnel.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
2/4 33% Skiptrace (2016) Though he's certainly no Chris Tucker, Johnny Knoxville does prove a decent enough accomplice for Jackie Chan's endearing combination of antics and acrobatics. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
3/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) A touching, revisionist tale of redemption presenting the sensitive side of a pulverizing pugilist. ‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 91% Southside With You (2016) This plausible account of the blossoming of love between Barack and Michelle serves up a pleasant, if sanitized version of their romantic launch en route to an historic rendezvous with destiny!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 89% Morris from America (2016) A poignant coming-of-age tale which resonates as realistic from its heartbreaking beginning clear through to a satisfying resolution.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) A very entertaining variation on the original that's well-worth the investment.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A neo-noir masterpiece not to be missed!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/4 40% The Fight Within (2016) Although the movie doesn't really break any new ground in terms of romantic, overcoming-the-odds sports flicks, it remains recommended as Evangelical fare that's more entertaining than heavy-handed.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) Most reminiscent of a couple of other equally-outrageous animated adventures, namely Team America (2004) and South Park (1997), this is a take no prisoners comedy which will undoubtedly resonate with fans of such politically-incorrect shock-fare.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3.5/4 55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) A cautionary tale bemoaning the chilling effect of political correctness on free speech.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
3/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) A flagging franchise thoroughly revived courtesy of another inspired collaboration by Messrs. Damon and Greengrass!‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
4/4 No Score Yet Hollywood Beauty Salon (2016) A moving collection of poignant personal portraits powerfully illustrating the utter indomitability of the human spirit.‐ Baret News
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016