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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 The Grandmaster (2013) Kam Williams Yip Man lives! EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2013
4/4 A Proper Violence (2011) Kam Williams A raw and riveting, low-budget whodunit! EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2011
4/4 Chasing Madoff (2011) Kam Williams A fascinating account of an unassuming hero's harrowing ordeal during a decade-long effort to bring the truth about Bernie Madoff to light. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2011
4/4 Super 8 (2011) Kam Williams J.J.'s Close Encounter with E.T., Gremlins, Jaws and Jurassic Goonies! EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2011
2/4 Hall Pass (2011) Kam Williams A bawdy, shock comedy laced with coarse dialogue, full-frontal nudity, sophomoric slapstick and bodily-function fare. The tried and true Farrelly Brothers formula, if that's your taste! EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2011
3.5/4 The Grace Card (2010) Kam Williams A modern morality play offering a satisfying reminder about the real meaning of forgiveness. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2011
2/4 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) Kam Williams What's funnier than a black dude in drag? How about two black dudes in drag? EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2011
1/4 Just Go With It (2011) Kam Williams Just run from it! EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2011
4/4 Carbon Nation (2010) Kam Williams A sobering documentary which makes a convincing case that climate change is a national security issue. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2011
0/4 The Roommate (2011) Kam Williams A suspense thriller sans the element of suspense is apt to disappoint even an audience arriving with low expectations. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2011
1/4 Blue Valentine (2010) Kam Williams A depressing deconstruction of a marriage that clearly was never meant to be. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2011
3.5/4 Mooz-lum (2010) Kam Williams A poignant, cinematic memoir of growing up Muslim in America from the perspective of an anguished soul who just wanted to enjoy a normal childhood. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2011
0/4 No Strings Attached (2011) Kam Williams A vulgar exercise in depravity radiating such bad karma that you'll need to take a cleansing shower right after watching it EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2011
2/4 Takers (2010) Kam Williams Mindless mayhem perfect for fans of pyrotechnics for pyrotechnics sake! EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2011
1/4 The Green Hornet (2011) Kam Williams The un-Rush Hour! EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2011
4/4 The King's Speech (2010) Kam Williams At its best when highlighting the delightful badinage between Colin Firth as the recently-crowned King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his not so humble servant, a charming rogue if there ever was one. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2011
1.5/4 Little Fockers (2010) Kam Williams A lackluster effort and a preposterous plot which add up to a flagging franchise that just 'jumped the shark.' EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2010
4/4 The Fighter (2010) Kam Williams A fitting tribute to a real-life Rocky and Adrian featuring a quartet of inspired performances by Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2010
3/4 Casino Jack (2010) Kam Williams A revisionist history bio-pic, reminiscent of Charlie Wilson's War, which recasts an arrogant influence-peddler behaving like he's above the law as merely a bad-boy bon vivant with the best of intentions. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2010
4/4 Black Swan (2010) Kam Williams An intriguing mindbender certainly deserving of all the attention it is apt to earn over the course of awards season, with Natalie Portman certainly a shoo-in for an Oscar Award nomination. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2010
3.5/4 Night Catches Us (2010) Kam Williams A Prodigal Panther pays the price to make peace with a turbulent past. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2010
3/4 127 Hours (2010) Kam Williams What do you get when you let Danny Boyle put his spin on a fact-based cross of Cast Away and Into the Wild? An exhilarating episode of 'Who Wants to Be a Slumdog Mountaineer?' EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2010
3/4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Kam Williams A water-treading sequel with no emotional momentum ostensibly serving as a setup for next summer's grand finale EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2010
4/4 The Next Three Days (2010) Kam Williams A high-octane thriller that plunges you headlong on a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride where a desperate man's conscience is your only guide. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2010
2/4 Unstoppable (2010) Kam Williams How long are you willing to watch an out-of-control locomotive barrel all over Pennsylvania while waiting for the altruistic heroes to enjoy their climactic moment? 90 minutes, I hope EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2010
0/4 Due Date (2010) Kam Williams A relentlessly-offensive bottom-feeder of no redeeming social value which I learned in law school is the Supreme Court's definition of obscene. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2010
3.5/4 For Colored Girls (2010) Kam Williams All that was missing was a pistol-packing granny in drag, chirrun! EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2010
4/4 Jackass 3 (2010) Kam Williams Dozens of eye-popping displays of depravity not for the weak of stomach! EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2010
3/4 11/4/08 (2010) Kam Williams An emotionally-engaging film featuring folks truly moved on what many will undoubtedly mark for posterity as the day they were most proud to be an American. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2010
1/4 Hereafter (2010) Kam Williams Harry Potter-style hocus pocus only aimed at folks who came of age in the era of the Ouija board. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2010
3/4 Red (2010) Kam Williams Geezer G-Men gone wild! EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2010
4/4 Waiting for Superman (2010) Kam Williams An Oscar-quality expose' laying the blame for the escalating dropout rate right at the feet of a greedy and selfish teachers' union which could care less about educating the country's kids. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2010
3/4 Cash Crop (2010) Kam Williams After offering medicinal, religious, monetary and recreational rationales, Cash Crop concludes that it's high time that California stop squandering tax dollars by prosecuting folks for mass-producing marijuana. Are you listening, Governator?" EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2010
0/4 My Soul to Take (2010) Kam Williams Might not be Wes Craven's best film, but it's certainly his worst. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2010
4/4 The Social Network (2010) Kam Williams The scariest screen villain in a half century, since Psycho's Norman Bates, given that this inscrutable creep actually exists in real life. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2010
3/4 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up? (2010) Kam Williams Are you a pimp or a ho? You're either one or the other according to E. Raymond Brown. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2010
3/4 Freakonomics (2010) Kam Williams An iconoclastic expose' featuring fresh cultural slants apt to leave the average armchair economist reevaluating a lot of conventional wisdom they've taken for granted. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2010
2/4 Speed-Dating (2010) Kam Williams A titillating tribute to the novel notion of strangers with benefits. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2010
4/4 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Kam Williams Crime might not pay, but greed is still good! EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2010
4/4 The Town (2010) Kam Williams A riveting, immorality play establishing Ben Affleck as a director to be reckoned with. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2010
4/4 Prince of Broadway (2008) Kam Williams New York City as a disturbing dystopia where it's hard out there not just for a pimp, but for an African scam artist, too! EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2010
1/4 Going the Distance (2010) Kam Williams The only reason you root for a reunion at the end of this unromantic romp is because these two jerks really deserve each other. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2010
2.5/4 Lovely, Still (2008) Kam Williams A poignant primer on making the most of a last chance at romance! EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2010
4/4 Piranha (2010) Kam Williams Hell hath no fury like a school of hungry, teen-eating piranhas! EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/4 Lottery Ticket (2010) Kam Williams A ROFL treasure hunt which unfolds like an inner-city variation of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. What more can you ask for from a ghetto-fabulous, escapist fantasy? EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2010
3/4 Salt (2010) Kam Williams A bombastic, bells-and-whistles spectacular featuring a fetching, two-fisted femme fatale and offering precisely the sort of riveting roller coaster ride that amounts to a very welcome diversion in the midst of a sizzling, summer heat wave. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2010
2/4 Inception (2010) Kam Williams A patently-preposterous, endlessly-elliptical mindbender that's worth the investment just to be able to say you sat through it, even if you can't follow all of its meandering machinations. It's that hip! EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2010
3/4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Kam Williams A compelling enough sequel certain to enthrall the target demographic apt to agree that it's a big improvement over Twilight 2, though not nearly as enchanting as the original. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2010
4/4 Despicable Me (2010) Kam Williams Co-directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud understand exactly how to employ the latest 3-D technology in a fashion that the frenetic action keeps you ducking from and reaching out to touch objects as if you're right in the midst of a virtual reality. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2010
4/4 Knight and Day (2010) Kam Williams The epitome of escapist summer fare! EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2010