Kam Williams

Kam Williams
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
<p>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.</p> <p> 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.</p>

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 96% Echo In the Canyon (2019) What a wonderful trip to remind us all of a pivotal moment in U.S. history! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
1/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Not a picture this critic feels comfortable recommending to any demographic. Consider that a fair warning. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4/4 51% Tolkien (2019) Childhood angst plus wartime trauma yields escapist fantasies for the ages. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/4 67% Bolden (2019) Don't miss this overdue tribute to a forgotten jazz pioneer! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
4/4 94% The Mustang (2019) An emotionally-engaging meditation on redemption inspired by a real-life program helping inmates turn their lives around. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3.5/4 60% Breakthrough (2019) An edge-of-your-seat, faith-oriented/medical drama, equally riveting in terms of spiritual and worldly concerns. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) An uplifting tale of heroism and survival, as well as a haunting reminder of the evil that men do. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/4 48% Unplanned (2019) A riveting reminiscence recounting a Planned Parenthood exec's unlikely conversion to outspoken anti-abortion activist. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/4 56% Yardie (2019) A gritty tale of survival slightly marred by a tendency to telegraph its punches. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse manage to generate convincing chemistry in challenging roles where they can't touch each other. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 93% The Favourite (2018) A fabricated romantic romp for folks more concerned about a historical drama's entertainment value than its commitment to the facts. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/4 96% Roma (2018) Kudos to Cuaron for crafting such a visually-captivating, surreal memoir of his troubled coming of age! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
4/4 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Between a sobering score and haunting settings, Pawlikowski has created the perfect backdrop for a maudlin postmortem contemplating the fate of a couple of star-crossed lovers. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
2/4 74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) An amusing mix of fantasy and revisionist history bordering on cheesy that's strictly for the very gullible! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Black (2018) A compelling polemic revolving around a grief-stricken sibling's relentlessly making his case, like a latter-day Nat Turner, for armed insurrection! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3/4 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) A wanton splatterflick certain to satiate the bloodlust of fans of the genre! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) A compelling cross of Taken (2008) and Miss Congeniality (2000)! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/4 50% Jihadists (Salafistes) (2019) A chilling documentary banned in France, but available in America despite fatwas, thanks to this country's undying commitment to freedom of speech. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/4 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) A wholesome family treat with an inspirational message! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3.5/4 100% The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness (2019) A moving tale of survival that's timely, too, given the emergence of the #MeToo movement. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
1/4 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) An anti-climactic overindulgence in pomp and pageantry designed for fans of British royalty. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/4 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Don't be surprised if you just can't resist the transparent attempts to tug on your heartstrings, despite the fact that this is a flick which telegraphs it punches. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/4 74% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman deservedly landed a Golden Globe nomination for her unforgettable performance as the picture's hard-boiled heroine. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2019
4/4 66% Vice (2018) Vice is the 3rd film co-starring Bale and Amy Adams. They both received Oscar nominations for The Fighter in 2011, as well as for American Hustle in 2014, and will undoubtedly do so again for this equally-impressive collaboration. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Kudos to Barry Jenkins for crafting another compelling inner-city saga, and especially for coaxing a career performance out of Regina King, a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/4 82% Ben is Back (2018) As chilling a depiction of the suburban opioid epidemic as you are apt to find onscreen. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/4 91% Widows (2018) With the help of a delicious script expertly executed by a coterie of her talented co-stars, the incomparable Ms. Davis steals the show and delivers yet another Oscar-quality performance. Vintage Viola! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/4 78% Green Book (2018) A touching biopic with a timely universal message about brotherhood and tolerance. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3/4 81% Instant Family (2018) An uplifting adventure apt to lead to an uptick in applications for adoptions - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/4 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) FB2 proves to be an entertaining episode ending on an engaging enough note to keep you curious about the next offering in J.K. Rowling's incomparable Wizarding World series. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
4/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Kudos to Claire Foy for oh so convincingly reimagining Lisbeth Salander as a cartoonish, feminist superhero on the order of Wonder Woman! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
1/4 23% Nobody's Fool (2018) When Haddish is not lighting up the screen with her over-the-top antics, what's left is just a predictable, poorly-plotted, Tyler Perry morality play. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek delivers an unforgettable performance in a breakout role destined to be remembered come awards season. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 72% Indivisible (2018) Homecoming from war treated as more than merely tying a yellow ribbon around an old oak tree and leaving the rest to Jesus. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A grim reminder of just how tough it is to be young, marginalized and black in a merciless environment oblivious of your plight. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
1.5/4 29% Little Women (2018) A disappointing, 21st Century update that's behind instead of ahead of the times. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/4 89% Love, Gilda (2018) A fond tribute to a much-beloved comedy icon! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2.5/4 38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) When the sinner sinks to his knees, you know salvation can't be far behind. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1/4 18% God Bless the Broken Road (2018) A simplistic, sermonizing parable strictly for the Bible-thumping demographic. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/4 87% First Man (2018) A fitting tribute to an American icon best remembered as a humble, vulnerable soul with human frailties. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/4 93% Support the Girls (2018) Remember how the indie-flick Paterson (2016) managed to elevate a lowly New Jersey poet/bus driver? Well, this tale of female empowerment pulls off a similar feat. Raw-edged cinema verite' cut to the bone, if that's your taste. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/4 90% The Citizen (Az Allampolgar) (2018) A touching, timely and zany soap opera ostensibly reflecting the sensibilities of the modern Immigration Era. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
4/4 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Don't let the title fool you. This engaging, cross-cultural saga is a surefire hit with universal appeal! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
3.5/4 46% The Meg (2018) Since the genre has been dominated in recent years by the campy Sharknado franchise, this 'Jurassic Jaws' homage proves to be just the Rx needed to make sharks scary again! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
4/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A sobering Spike Lee Joint suggesting that the Klan might very well rise again, especially given equivocating President Trump's frustrating refusal to take sides. Easily, Spike's best offering in ages! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
4/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A coming-of-age dramedy marking the impressive writing and directorial debut of Bo Burnham as well as a breakout performance by Elsie Fisher. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting's searing exploration of hot-button issues as race, class and police brutality in such confrontational fashion makes for a thought-provoking experience guaranteed to affect you long after leaving the theater. - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/4 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) An irreverent spoof of the superhero genre that's certain to delight the whole family! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/4 50% Equalizer 2 (2018) Denzel again delivers as a relentless killing machine eager to execute any evildoers dumb enough to cross his path! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/4 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) What really makes this blockbuster morality play memorable is its timely universal message about tolerance. It's okay to be different, and pass the popcorn! - Sly Fox EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018