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AALBC.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kam Williams
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Linsanity (2013) Kam Williams A moving biopic about a humble underdog who surmounted overwhelming odds with the help of family, friends and a strong faith. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/4 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) Kam Williams Sassy sister squares-off against backwoods hillbilly for lots of harmless holiday-themed laughs! EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Kam Williams Manhattan '61 revisited! EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2013
3/4 Out of the Furnace (2013) Kam Williams A gritty revenge thriller unfolding against the telling backdrop of a decaying American landscape. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2013
4/4 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Kam Williams An inspirational adaptation of Mandiba's autobiography which more than does justice to the legacy of a triumphant freedom fighter who made many selfless sacrifices on behalf of his people. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 Black Nativity (2013) Kam Williams A timeless parable as memorable for its spiritual music as for its moving message about the importance of faith and family. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/4 Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Kam Williams Sexual politics make strange bedfellows, too! EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2013
4/4 The Best Man Holiday (2013) Kam Williams Let's just hope it doesn't take Malcolm Lee 15 years to shoot another sequel! EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2013
4/4 Go for Sisters (2013) Kam Williams A dangerous border town as no country for old men or middle-aged sisters either. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/4 Sweet Dreams (2012) Kam Williams A female empowerment flick featuring a blend of ice cream and drumming as a viable path to rehabilitation and reconciliation. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2013
3/4 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) Kam Williams A picture which proves it's hard in the 'hood not only for pimps, but for kids, too. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2013
4/4 12 Years a Slave (2013) Kam Williams A sobering slave narrative recounting a recorded, real-life case of inhuman bondage. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2013
4/4 Gravity (2013) Kam Williams Buckle up for a relentlessly-riveting, roller coaster ride through a deceptively-close outer space you can virtually reach out and touch! EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/4 Captain Phillips (2013) Kam Williams Shades of Cast Away, with Tom Hanks being tortured by sadists as opposed to talking to a volleyball for over an hour while waiting for the cavalry to arrive. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2013
4/4 Rush (2013) Kam Williams A compelling, high-octane thriller, literally and figuratively! EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2013
3/4 Baggage Claim (2013) Kam Williams A pleasant, if predictable, romantic comedy trading in the same sort of moralizing and colorful characters of a typical Tyler Perry production. The only thing missing is a sassy, self-righteous, pistol-packing granny in a dress. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/4 Prisoners (2013) Kam Williams A compelling character study of the emotional toll exacted by a kidnapping on the psyche of the victims' loved ones. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2013
3/4 Four (2013) Kam Williams A cautionary tale featuring spectacular Fourth of July fireworks of the emotional variety. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2/4 Blue Caprice (2013) Kam Williams Hollywood likes to make martyrs out of mobsters and murderers, but it usually waits at least a generation or two before romanticizing their life stories. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2013
1/4 Riddick (2013) Kam Williams A derivative disappointment that's more of an uninspired remake than a groundbreaking sequel. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2013
1/4 Winnie (2011) Kam Williams A warts-and-all biopic which focuses on its subject's childhood, college days and marriage while making short shrift of her transition into a war criminal. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2013
4/4 Best Kept Secret (2013) Kam Williams A magnificent tapestry of touching relationships more like mother and child than student-teacher. When scientists figure out how to clone humans, they ought to start with Janet Mino. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2013
1/4 Things Never Said (2012) Kam Williams An uplifting tale of female empowerment tarnished by its crude method of delivering a positive message. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2013
4/4 () Kam Williams A timeless tribute to a selfless martyr who led his people to the Promised Land by holding fast to his fervent faith that their willingness to endure suffering along the way would exceed their enemies' capacity to inflict suffering. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2013
4/4 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) Kam Williams A timeless tribute to a selfless martyr who led his people to the Promised Land by holding fast to his fervent faith that their willingness to endure suffering along the way would exceed their enemies' capacity to inflict suffering. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2013
2/4 Getaway (2013) Kam Williams A high-octane thriller that might be best described as Taken meets Speed meets Ransom... Unfortunately, the execution leaves a lot to be desired. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2013
4/4 You're Next (2011) Kam Williams A tautly-edited, harrowing adventure that kept this critic on the edge of my seat and constantly reminding myself that 'It's only a movie.' EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2013
1/4 Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Kam Williams A relentlessly-gruesome bloodfest of no redeeming value that at least Jim Carrey had the decency to 'fess up about. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2013
3/4 The Happy Sad (2013) Kam Williams You almost need a score card to keep track of all the coupling, uncoupling, and re-coupling, but the out-of-the-closet antics are amusing enough to intrigue. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4/4 Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013) Kam Williams Why Occupy Wall Street when you can occupy the desert? EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2013
1.5/4 Elysium (2013) Kam Williams An underwhelming, sci-fi adventure more akin to After Earth than District 9. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2013
4/4 Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Kam Williams Kudos to Lee Daniels for crafting such a gut-wrenching tour de force which never hits a false note while chronicling critical moments in the African-American fight for equality. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2013
3/4 We're the Millers (2013) Kam Williams Picture Cheech & Chong on a National Lampoon Vacation! EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2013
1/4 2 Guns (2013) Kam Williams A remarkably unengaging adventure, given its incessant attempt at overstimulation. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2013
3/4 Rising From Ashes (2012) Kam Williams An inspirational illustration of how the Olympics came to serve as a unifying step in terms of exorcising the demons ever haunting Rwanda's grisly killing fields. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2013
4/4 The Wolverine (2013) Kam Williams Crouching Viper, Hidden Wolverine! EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2013
3/4 Big Words (2013) Kam Williams A poignant portrait of a very eventful day in the lives of a trio of African-Americans too self-absorbed to care about the fact that Barack Obama was about to win the Presidential Election that night. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2013
4/4 The Conjuring (2013) Kam Williams The most spine-tingling exorcist flick since, well, since The Exorcist! EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2013
4/4 Turbo (2013) Kam Williams A hilarious, high-octane variation of Aesop's fable about The Tortoise and the Hare! EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2013
4/4 Pacific Rim (2013) Kam Williams A mesmerizing, if mindless, apocalyptic adventure that doesn't ask anything more of an audience than to enjoy the action and root heartily for the heroes while consuming a copious amount of popcorn. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2013
4/4 Fruitvale Station (2013) Kam Williams Whether Oscar Grant deserves to be remembered as a martyr or a provocateur, this poignant portrait of him as a flawed free-spirit is moving enough to be remembered come Academy Awards season. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2013
3.5/4 Despicable Me 2 (2013) Kam Williams Sure, the pat Hollywood ending is a foregone conclusion, but nobody's complaining when the roller coaster ride is so thoroughly enjoyable! EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2013
4/4 The Heat (2013) Kam Williams Don't be surprised to shed a few tears as the curtain comes down on this tale of female empowerment about a pair of polar-opposite lady lawmen who set aside their differences to get their man while forging an enduring friendship worthy of a sequel. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2013
3/4 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) Kam Williams You know he's still humble enough to remember where he came from when tears can be seen streaming down his face as he takes bows at Madison Square Garden. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2013
3/4 A Band Called Death (2012) Kam Williams A very good movie about a very bad band! EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2013
3/4 How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012) Kam Williams A step-by-step instruction video I fear might inadvertently influence some impressionable young minds to try an ill-advised line of work that will only land them in a lot of trouble. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/4 World War Z (2013) Kam Williams A bona fide summer blockbuster any way you slice it, with all the fixin's to assure any audience its money's worth of viewing pleasure and excitement. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2013
4/4 This Is the End (2013) Kam Williams Armageddon never looked like so much fun! EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2013
4/4 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) Kam Williams A reverential retrospective representing the first tip of the cap to backups I can remember since Lou Reed warbled 'And the colored girls go!' on the gritty ditty 'Walk on the Wild Side.' EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/4 Man of Steel (2013) Kam Williams A righteous, riveting relaunch leaving no doubt that, even after 80 years, you still don't tug on Superman's cape! EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2013