Baret News

Baret News 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, Prairie Miller
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Kam Williams Clever and entertaining enough to recommend even to members of the 1%! EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2018
4/4 Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) Kam Williams A sobering expose' proving the President wrong when he suggests that there are both good and bad Nazis. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/4 Upgrade (2018) Kam Williams A timely cautionary tale about Artificial Intelligence you don't want to miss! EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
1/4 Carter & June (2017) Kam Williams An overplotted mess that throws everything but the kitchen sink up on the screen. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/4 The Gospel According to André (2017) Kam Williams Riveting retrospective chronicles career of flamboyant fashionista! EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/4 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Kam Williams A fitting portrait of the People's Pope! EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
3/4 Life of the Party (2018) Kam Williams While Melissa McCarthy has been funnier in ensemble comedies, a la Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, this female-centric variation on Back to School is worth the investment. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
4/4 American (2018) Kam Williams Kudos to George Takei for this labor of love doubling as a very timely teachable moment about racial tolerance. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
4/4 Bad Samaritan (2018) Kam Williams An old-fashioned cat-and-mouse thriller with a frightening villain certain to haunt you long after you've left the theater. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 Kings (2017) Kam Williams A harrowing descent into depravity that makes The Florida Project look like Leave It to Beaver. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/4 Supercon (2018) Kam Williams It's hard to take any of Supercon's over-the-top silliness seriously, and the increasingly-bizarre hijinks are just funny enough to recommend for open-minded folks not easily offended by patently politically-incorrect fare. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2018
1/4 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Kam Williams Is this merely an innocent, inspirational buddy flick or is it an Army recruiting tool targeting innocent tykes? Or both? Hard to tell. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2018
4/4 A Small Measure of Justice (2015) Kam Williams Melinda Janko makes an impressive directorial debut with this very moving tribute to an intrepid, Native-American crusader who not only spoke truth to power but miraculously emerged victorious. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2018
4/4 Rampage (2018) Kam Williams Not only breathtaking stunts but perfect comedic timing from a beefy action star at the top of his game! EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/4 Beirut (2018) Kam Williams A raw, super-realistic tale of revenge, set in a godforsaken kill zone not on this critic's bucket list. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/4 Chappaquiddick (2017) Kam Williams Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a crash which in one brief, shameful moment brought down the curtain on a dynasty known as Camelot. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 Ready Player One (2018) Kam Williams A thrill-a-minute, virtual reality roller coaster ride riddled with allusions to pop culture and classic computer games. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/4 Midnight Sun (2018) Kam Williams A sentimental soap opera guaranteed to make you weep in spite of yourself. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/4 Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Kam Williams A faith-based, snuff flick with little appeal beyond the Bible-thumping demographic. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 Tomb Raider (2018) Kam Williams Think 'The Da Vinci Code.' except with less talk and way more action. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/4 Love, Simon (2018) Kam Williams If this heartwarming teen-oriented bildungsroman is any indication of how Hollywood plans to handle homosexuality in the future, the culture has truly turned a corner in terms of teaching tolerance of sexual preferences. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/4 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Kam Williams An overblown, intergalactic saga certain to tug on your heartstrings during unapologetically-sentimental breaks in the action . EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2018
2/4 The Leisure Seeker (2017) Kam Williams A touching travelogue with just enough heartfelt moments combined with comic relief to warrant this critic's stamp of approval. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/4 Gringo (2018) Kam Williams There's never a dull moment, though never a deep one either, for the duration of this hyperbolic homage to incessant overstimulation. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/4 Foxtrot (2017) Kam Williams An anxiety-inducing meditation on of the loss of a child. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 Black Panther (2018) Kam Williams Simply 'Marvel'-ous! EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 Samson (2018) Kam Williams An old school religious epic harking back to Cecil B. Demille, replete with mob scenes and breathtaking panoramas. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/4 The Final Year (2017) Kam Williams An unremarkable 'fly on the wall,' or should I say, 'roach on the wall' documentary strictly for political junkies and Obama fans who might miss the man. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2018
2/4 Basmati Blues (2017) Kam Williams A shaky, Bollywood-style musical worth a watch just to see Oscar-winner Brie Larson give it her all. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2018
3/4 The Shape of Water (2017) Kam Williams Certainly sufficiently engaging and visually-captivating to recommend for open-minded fans of the supernatural. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2018
4/4 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Kam Williams This seminal offering in the gay drama genre features remarkable performances by Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, who also plays the love interest in Lady Bird. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2018
4/4 Where's Daddy? (2018) Kam Williams A must-see expose' suggesting justice ain't blind, but rather inclined to dispense a color-coded brand of justice when it comes to child support. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2018
2.5/4 Molly's Game (2017) Kam Williams Even for a former, world-class athlete, crime does not pay! EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/4 Mama Africa (2011) Kam Williams A fitting tribute to a rare talent who dedicated her life to the liberation of oppressed people all over the world. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/4 12 Strong (2018) Kam Williams Reminiscent of such John Wayne classics as The Longest Day (1962) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), this unapologetically patriotic war flick is a crowd-pleaser most likely to resonate with the flag-waving 'God, mom and apple pie' demographic. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2018
0/4 I, Tonya (2017) Kam Williams Not just a fake biopic, a totally fake biopic! EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/4 The Post (2017) Kam Williams While the movie is certainly worth seeing, it's nevertheless a disappointment, given the cast and crew's impressive pedigree. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/4 What Lies Upstream (2017) Kam Williams A sobering expose' issuing a dire warning about the whole damn nation's being on the brink of ecological collapse! EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2018
4/4 Darkest Hour (2017) Kam Williams Gary Oldman might finally win the Oscar that has long eluded him for his sterling portrayal of the British Bulldog. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/4 Hostiles (2017) Kam Williams Luckily, some cliches die hard! EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/4 The Disaster Artist (2017) Kam Williams Oxymoronic, Oscar-quality acting that's simultaneously godawful! EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/4 Lady Bird (2017) Kam Williams A fantastic, female-centric, instant classic reminiscent of both Juno (2007) and Bridesmaids (2011). EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
1/4 Wonder Wheel (2017) Kam Williams A cinematic disaster that makes The Room look like Citizen Kane. Fuhgeddaboudit! EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Kam Williams Merry Capitalism! EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2017
4/4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Kam Williams Look for Frances McDormand to land another Oscar nomination for a superb performance where she convincingly conveys the profound distress of a grief-stricken mother desperate for answers. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/4 Mudbound (2017) Kam Williams How did Nina Simone put it? 'Mississippi Goddam!' EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2017
1.5/4 Destined (2016) Kam Williams An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 The Star (2017) Kam Williams The Nativity revisited as a kiddie cartoon adventure guaranteed to enthrall tykes of any race, color or creed. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/4 No Greater Love (2015) Kam Williams very patriot owes a debt of gratitude to 'Chappy' Roberts for such a searing, cinematic memoir illustrating the unfortunate paradox that the road back from war is often far longer than the one there. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/4 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Kam Williams Denzel Washington is quite convincing as well as moving, here, as a beleaguered soul afflicted with Asperberger's syndrome. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2017