Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class

  Requiem for the American Dream Film Review by Kam Williams Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class MIT Professor Noam Chomsky has been an outspoken critic of the Establishment ever since opposing the Vietnam War way back in the Sixties. At 87, the controversial firebrand is now decrying the incredible gulf between […]

New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results

  New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results   New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 6, 2015, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.   The following awards for films that opened in 2015 were voted: PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road) DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road) […]

Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program

  1971 DVD Review by Kam Williams Challenge Authority Documentary Recounts How Radicals Uncovered FBI Cointelpro Program On the evening of March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squared-off in a heavyweight championship bout billed as The Fight of the Century. At that very same moment, while the rest of the world’s attention was […]

DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates

  Best of Enemies DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. were among the most brilliant and articulate minds of their generation. The pair were also polar opposites, politically, which made the idea of hiring them to appear in a series of televised debates an […]

American Media Consultants Manipulate Bolivian Political Campaign in Dirty Tricks Dramedy

Our Brand Is Crisis Film Review by Kam Williams American Media Consultants Manipulate Bolivian Political Campaign in Dirty Tricks Dramedy In 2002, Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada, a candidate for the presidency of Bolivia, found himself floundering in the polls with just a few months to go to election day. Since the desperate multimillionaire had […]

Guilt-Ridden FBI Informant Admits to Overzealous Prosecution of Muslims in Eye-Opening Expose’

  (T)error Film Review by Kam Williams Guilt-Ridden FBI Informant Admits to Overzealous Prosecution of Muslims in Eye-Opening Expose’ It’s no surprise that government surveillance of Muslims has intensified since 9/11. That scrutiny has paid off, as it seems like once a month or so, we hear about how another terrorist plot has been thwarted […]

Prodigal Parent Documentary Chronicles Grammy-Winning Rapper’s Reunion with Long-Lost Dad

  In My Father’s House Film Review by Kam Williams Prodigal Parent Documentary Chronicles Grammy-Winning Rapper’s Reunion with Long-Lost Dad Che “Rhymefest” Smith is among the handful of rappers who have actually managed to make it in the music industry. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that the Grammy-winning artist also overcame a challenging […]

Constitutional Rights Documentary Examines Why America’s Cops Are Running Amok

Peace Officer Film Review by Kam Williams Constitutional Rights Documentary Examines Why America’s Cops Are Running Amok   William “Dub” Lawrence is the former sheriff of Davis County, Utah where he created and trained the state’s very first SWAT team several decades ago. However, he came to regret having ever founded that tactical unit  in […]

Indian-American Bachelor Searches for Wife with Help of Traditional Parents in Dysfunctional Family Documentary

Meet the Patels Film Review by Kam Williams Indian-American Bachelor Searches for Wife with Help of Traditional Parents in Dysfunctional Family Documentary 29 year-old Ravi Patel’s parents, Champa and Vasant, are Indian immigrants who have begun pressuring him to find a wife in accordance with traditional courting customs. That means that they should be an […]

Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary

  Farewell, Herr Schwarz DVD Review by Kam Williams   Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary   Although Yael Reuveny was born in Israel 35 years after the end of World War II, her formative years were nevertheless substantially shaped by events that had transpired half a world away during the […]