Gyllenhaal Great as Freelancer in Need of Grisly News Footage

Nightcrawler Film Review by Kam Williams Gyllenhaal Great as Freelancer in Need of Grisly News Footage   Petty thief Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) was eking out a living selling stolen scrap metal to junkyards until the day he stumbled upon a legitimate line of work when he pulled over to assist a driver trapped in […]

Haley Joel Osment Sees Horny People in Titillating Teensploit

Sex Ed Film Review by Kam Williams Haley Joel Osment Sees Horny People in Titillating Teensploit     Eddie Cole (Haley Joel Osment) is one, long-suffering virgin. The terminally-awkward nerd never got lucky in high school, despite performing in the jazz band, since he picked probably the least cool instrument to play, namely, the oboe. […]

Brit Hackers Steal Gangster’s Identity in Fact-Based Mob Saga

Plastic DVD Review by Kam Williams Brit Hackers Steal Gangster’s Identity in Fact-Based Mob Saga   Sometimes, a film unfolds so fast and furiously that it’s hard to keep score. Such is the case with Plastic, a high-octane, high body count affair following the antics of a stolen credit card ring run by a brilliant […]

For movies opening October 31, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 31, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Nightcrawler (R for violence, profanity and graphic images) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the title role of this character-driven thriller as a freelance journalist caught in a cutthroat […]

Raunchy Selena Gomez Teensploit Arrives on DVD

Behaving Badly DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Selena Gomez Teensploit Arrives on DVD   Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) is a socially-awkward virgin experiencing pangs of sexual awakenings. That explains why he is trying to summon up the courage to make a play for Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez), the cute, high school classmate he’s had […]

Revisionist History Chronicles Frenchman’s Secret Role in Toppling Apartheid

    Plot for Peace Film Review by Kam Williams Revisionist History Chronicles Frenchman’s Secret Role in Toppling Apartheid     In 2009, I reviewed a movie called Endgame, a political potboiler which divulged, for the first time, the pivotal role a British professor named Will Esterhuyse played in the end of Apartheid. I remember […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 28, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for October 28, 2014   Begin Again http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00M7D81FO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   How We Got to Now http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LLQ2A2S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Wish I Was Here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MJDV0LY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Accused: Series One & Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KOW4AQE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Vera: Set Four http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LH98QR2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Mystery of Happiness http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LVZK5H6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Death Comes to […]

Misanthrope Rises to Role Model in Bittersweet Character Portrait

St. Vincent Film Review by Kam Williams Misanthrope Rises to Role Model in Bittersweet Character Portrait Almost nothing is right in Vincent MacKenna’s (Bill Murray) life. The aging, Vietnam War vet is still suffering from PTSD. Plus, he’s fighting a losing battle against with booze, cigarettes and gambling, which has left him deeply indebted to […]

Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama

  Private Peaceful Film Review by Kam Williams Siblings Fall for Same Lass in Incestuous Romance Drama     Tommo (George MacKay) and Charlie Peaceful (Jack O’Connell) had a healthy sibling rivalry while growing up in Devon at the dawn of the 20th Century. The brothers were raised on a sprawling country estate owned by […]

For movies opening October 24, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 24, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they […]