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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival

June 20th

As the rain proceeds to engulf the coasts of Miami, the start of the American Black Film Festival’s 16th year of celebrating urban cinema is turning the heat up in this tropical city and bringing together a myriad of industry tastemakers to celebrate the importance of diversity in independent film.

Images: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis as 'Hushpuppy' (the girl in both pics), and actor Dwight Henry as 'Wink'

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Father-son biopic set to air on PBS and to debut on DVD

Father-son biopic set to air on PBS and to debut on DVD

My Reincarnation, PBS-TV & DVD Review
By Kam Williams

When the Chinese occupied Tibet in 1959, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche had the good sense to get the heck out of the country while the going was good. The exiled monk moved to Italy where he married a local gal and had a couple of kids, including a son, Yeshi, who was recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a renowned Buddhist master.

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Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Before he could intercept a courier carrying the activation codes for Russia’s nuclear devices, an American spy (Josh Hollaway) is slain in Budapest by a blonde assassin (Lea Seydoux). She was working on behalf of Cobalt (Michael Nyst), a person of interest whose identity can only be determined by infiltrating top secret files located inside the Kremlin.

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Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

The Iron Lady
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Over the course of her illustrious career, Meryl Streep has landed more Academy Award nominations (17 and counting) than any other thespian in history. Blessed not only with an enviable emotional range but a knack for feigning foreign accents and regional dialects, the versatile actress has repeatedly demonstrated an uncanny ability to disappear into whatever role she’s been asked to play.  

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Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Good Deeds
DVD Review by Kam Williams

 Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has it all, or so it seems, between serving as CEO of a thriving computer software company and his impending marriage to a successful, if shallow, San Francisco realtor (Gabrielle Union). The dedicated, driven executive was handpicked by his mother (Phylicia Rashad) over his hot-headed brother, Walter (Brian White), to replace their late father to run Deeds Corporation.

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Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Changing the Game
Film Review by Kam Williams

Darrell Barnes (Sean Riggs) was dealt a horrible hand as a baby, having been abandoned by his mother after his father was shot dead on the rough streets of North Philly. At least he was lucky enough to be taken in by his paternal grandmother (Irma P. Hall), a Bible-quoting Christian who did her best to insulate the boy from the host of evils permeating their crime-infested neighborhood.

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Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review

Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review


Walking Tall

A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff
by Clay Rivers
Constant Rose Publishing
Digital, $7.99
270 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9791741-2-4
“Writing my memoir wasn’t my idea. I avoided the challenge for years. I’m a private person who’s most comfortable with one-on-one interactions…

My close friends have told me with earnest fervor that my life experiences would make for interesting reading, given my unique perspective on the world… Short. Black. Christian. And gay...

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