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Brother Parker!

The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Actor and humanitarian Nate Parker first received critical attention for his starring role in The Great Debaters opposite Denzel Washington and...

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening November 21, 2014

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS  The Hunger Games : Mockingjay – Part 1 (PG-13 for intense violence, disturbing images and mature themes) Third...

Cosby: His Life and Times

Book Review by Kam Williams “[Bill] Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother… After dropping out of high...

The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream

Book Review by Kam Williams “Our criminal justice system is in need of reform. [It] costs the taxpayers too much, fails at rehabilitation, exacts a life-long toll on offenders, and does not yield...

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening November 14, 2014

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS  Beyond the Lights (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, sexuality and partial nudity) Romance drama about a suicidal...

Culture Worrier – Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

Book Review by Kam Williams “These pages represent some of the valuable lessons I’ve learned about people and media over the past three decades. Among them: 1) Politics is more than a game. 2)...

Marque and Me!

The “Dear White People” Interview with Kam Williams Marque Richardson is a high energy, multi-faceted actor, writer and producer. He can currently be seen in the critically-acclaimed DEAR WHITE...

Haley Joel Osment Sees Horny People in Titillating Teensploit

Sex Ed Film Review by Kam Williams 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...

Gugu the Ingenue!

The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gugu Mbatha-Raw skyrocketed to fame earlier this year on the strength of her inspired performance as the title character in Belle, a biopic...

Gyllenhaal Great as Freelancer in Need of Grisly News Footage

Nightcrawler Film Review by Kam Williams 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...