Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

  The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2013 by Kam Williams   While 2013 may be remembered for black-themed films like 42, The Butler, Fruitvale Station and early Oscar favorite 12 Years a Slave, there were plenty of other excellent offerings released over the course of the year. The summer season alone […]

Beginning the Road to the Super Bowl Was Unforgettable

   by Amy Lignor Yesterday there were NFL games played where the winner took all. The Packers and the Bears had to face the fact that the winner went on and the other would not even be a contender, seeing as that the Division was a real mess in 2013.   The Niners needed to […]

The Best Game in the NFL Season Was ‘Winner Takes All’!

   by Amy Lignor Yes, there were other games yesterday. There were also other important football games played yesterday where teams had to say goodbye for the year, while others saw miracles that would take them into the playoffs.   As already believed, in the AFC, Manning and his Broncos and Brady and his Patriots […]

Joaquin Phoenix Pushes Envelope Again in Another Mindbending Adventure

  Her Film Review by Kam Williams   A few years ago, Joaquin Phoenix released I’m Not Here, a novel mockumentary which chronicled his supposed retirement from acting in favor of a career in rap music. What made the movie mesmerizing was how hard it was to tell whether or not he’d really had it with […]

Damon and Foster Match Wits in Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller

  Elysium DVD Review by Kam Williams It’s 2154, a time when the Earth has become so polluted and overpopulated that all of the idle rich have abandoned the planet to loll in the lap of luxury on a state-of-the-art space station. Their decadent enclave, Elysium, looks suspiciously similar to Beverly Hills, being dotted with […]

The Miracle That Protects Nature

     by Carmen Schwartz Every year we throw our accolades at organizations that have stood up for, and worked diligently to make positive changes in this world. From the organizations that help our children lead longer, healthier lives – to organizations that fight for peace with the weapons of intellect and honesty – there […]

Retro Dramedy Revisits Abscam Scandal during Gaudy Disco Era

  American Hustle Film Review by Kam Williams   In the late Seventies, a half-dozen Congressmen along with a United States Senator were caught on camera taking bribes from FBI agents posing as wealthy Arab sheiks. The elaborate sting in which the disgraced politicians became ensnared was code named Abscam, a contraction of Arab Scam. […]

Fighting Hunger is the WFP’s Mission and Our Miracle

  by Carmen Schwartz This Christmas it’s nice to give thanks and blessings to everyone out there who does their absolute best – not only at Christmas but throughout the year, to support others and attempt at all times to make this world a far better place to live.   This blessed week, it is […]

The Greening of the Planet Through Social Media

  by Carmen Schwartz No matter what the subject we discuss, or the century we discuss it in, humanity still strives to find a way to lessen the problems they see all around them. They want a greener world; they want to save nature, find projects that will increase energy and move away from oil […]

Period Piece Recounts Disney Effort to Secure Rights to Mary Poppins

  Saving Mr. Banks Film Review by Kam Williams   P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) was the pen name of Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996), the creator of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” When his daughters were young, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) promised to turn their favorite book into a movie, since they were so enchanted by the British […]