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DallasBlack.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
3.5/4 Gone Baby Gone (2007) Kam Williams After a string of groan-inducing outings from Daredevil to Gigli to Jersey Girl, it looks like Ben Affleck has stepped to the other side of the camera and finally found his true calling. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2007
4/4 Musician (2007) Kam Williams A fascinating documentary made memorable not by its music but by its poignant portrait of a likable, if narrowly-focused, purist unwilling to compromise his values, regardless of its cost in terms of fame or his career. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3.5/4 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) Kam Williams A romantic comedy trading on Woody Allen's trademark themes, except substituting Chicago for New York as a backdrop and as the cinematic source of its inspiration. Too bad comedienne Sarah Silverman simply is no Diane Keaton. La-di-da... la-di-da... EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2007
2/4 Home of Phobia (2004) Kam Williams A genderbending teensploit turning on a clever twist of the genre's trademark theme. For while most makeover movies feature a female making herself more attractive, this flick has a male deliberately doing the opposite. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/4 Self-Medicated (2005) Kam Williams Suffers from one serious flaw, the otherwise talented director's choice of himself to star in the picture. Now 24, he's simply a little long in the tooth to try to pass for a teenager. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2007
4/4 No End in Sight (2007) Kam Williams While this incriminating documentary makes a convincing case against the White House, it arrives a bit belatedly, at a juncture when John McCain is just about the only loyalist left still sipping the Bush Kool Aid. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2007
3.5/4 Cashback (2006) Kam Williams Guaranteed to be a hit with onanistic adolescent boys blinded by raging hormones. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2007
2/4 Black Sheep (1996) Kam Williams Though not always in good taste, this tongue-in-cheek parody of the horror genre is sophisticated and clever enough to earn the appreciation of the egghead cult crowd. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2007
4/4 Manderlay (2005) Kam Williams Relying on a daring script as executed by A-list actors, offers a potentially transformational experience for any inclined to contemplate an introspective, gut-wrenching meditation on the intractability of the legacy of slavery. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
3/4 Bubble (2005) Kam Williams Not quite Hitchcock, but a satisfying flick, and proof positive that you don't need a big budget or A-list talent to make a decent whodunit. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
3/4 Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) Kam Williams There's chemistry and tension aplenty in this bittersweet character study. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
3/4 The Tenants (2006) Kam Williams The stripped-down production looks more like a play than a movie, but all the actors do a decent job with a script which turns increasingly preposterous at every turn. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
4/4 Art School Confidential (2006) Kam Williams An ingenious satire of the pretentious mindset of the elitist art world from the perspective of a rapidly-disillusioned kid who had no idea what he was getting into. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
3/4 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Kam Williams A surefire kiddie crowd-pleaser, given the teeny-bop penchant for over-stimulating computer game warfare. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
0/4 The Da Vinci Code (2006) Kam Williams Who knows whether Dan Brown was motivated by a distaste for Catholicism or merely by money? Regardless, it seems dishonest for him to foist his debunked heresies on the gullible, unsuspecting public as if they're the God's honest truth. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2007
4/4 95 Miles to Go (2004) Kam Williams Hey, everybody loves the real Ray Romano, too! EDIT
Posted May 2, 2007
3/4 Breaking News (2004) Kam Williams A brainless but harmless display of senseless slaughter! EDIT
Posted May 2, 2007
0/4 Glory Road (2006) Kam Williams Why must Hollywood lace every African-American drama with elements of comedy, as if black people find everything comical? EDIT
Posted May 2, 2007
0/4 Nacho Libre (2006) Kam Williams Any production featuring Jack Black in spandex and showing off his belly full of stretch marks should never have made it off the drawing board in the first place. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2007
1/4 Click (2006) Kam Williams Back to the Future? Back to the drawing board! EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2007
4/4 Grindhouse (2007) Kam Williams A couple of hilarious, high attrition-rate horror parodies augmented by faux ads for four equally-outrageous releases, all adding up to a guaranteed treat for fans of those forgettable B-flicks of the Fifties. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2007
1/4 Reign Over Me (2007) Kam Williams A meanspirited mood piece which begs to be appreciated as a meditation on the psyche of post-9/11 America but resorts far too frequently to stock Sandler humor to be of any more consequence than The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore or even Billy Madison. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2007
4/4 Miles From Home (2006) Kam Williams Jeffrey Togman earns high marks here for his directorial debut, a socially-significant documentary which discusses an array of taboos concerning color, class and the ever-elusive American Dream. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2007
2.5/4 Alone With Her (2006) Kam Williams A relentlessly-disturbing, cautionary tale about how easy it might be for a deranged maniac to worm his way into your good graces. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2007
2/4 Children of Men (2006) Kam Williams More amusing than compelling, like a campy episode of Lost in Space where anything goes and nothing makes sense. Oh dear! Oh dear! EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2006
3/4 Déjà Vu (2006) Kam Williams This slight variation on the time travel theme will engage you to the extent that you are able to forgive a script which repeatedly relies on cartoon physics to explain away every improbable plot development EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2006
1/4 Apocalypto (2006) Kam Williams About the best that can be said for Mel Gibson's overblown indulgence in sadism is that at least it isn't anti-Semitic. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2006