Music and DVDs
For Colored Girls: Film Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kam Williams   
Monday, 22 August 2011 17:50
Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf made a big splash when it debuted on Broadway back in the Seventies. The emotionally-draining “choreopoem” was essentially a series of soul-baring monologues plumbing the depths of the African-American female psyche on sensitive subjects ranging from sexuality to spirituality. Performed by a nameless cast of seven troubled women, this hybrid of drama and poetry met with critical acclaim, although it particularly resonated with sisters. 
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The Grace Card: Film Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kam William   
Monday, 25 July 2011 02:28


Film Review by Kam Williams
Headline: Black-White Pairing Proves Combustible in Faith-Based Tale of Reconciliation and Redemption
17 years ago, Mac (Michael Joiner) and Sara McDonald (Joy Parmer Moore) were left devastated by the loss of a child who died while a crime was being committed. But where Sara’s grief led her to focus on the needs of their surviving son (Robert Erickson), her embittered husband lost his faith and gradually grew emotionally estranged from the rest of the family.

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The Soloist: Movie Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kam Williams   
Sunday, 17 July 2011 18:18


Despite being raised in the ‘hood by a single-mom, child prodigy Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) exhibited such promise on the cello that by the time he graduated from high school in 1970 he had earned a scholarship to Juilliard. But unlike other classmates such as Yo-Yo Ma, Nathaniel would never get a chance to realize his full potential, because during his sophomore year he began exhibiting symptoms of the schizophrenia which would derail his dream of a career in classical music. 

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Rain: Review on Donna Summer's daughter's feature film debut PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kam Williams   
Monday, 23 May 2011 01:49



Cleo Virginia “VC” Andrews (1923-1986) is a best-selling novelist known for sweeping, intergenerational sagas revolving around shocking family revelations. Her first eight books were so successful, that after her demise her estate hired a prolific ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, to continue publishing under her name, and he has gone on to pen far more than Ms. Andrews herself.

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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench: Film Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kam Williams   
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 15:03


Melancholy Madeline (Desiree Garcia) sits alone freezing on a park bench in Boston contemplating what just happened after being dumped by her boyfriend on a chilly, wintry day. Meanwhile, her equally-wistful ex (Jason Palmer) trudges home through the snow with his trumpet slung lazily over his shoulder.

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