Kam On Film: ‘Morris From America,’ ‘Southside With You,’ and What’s New In Theaters

Morris From America

Beachside Films / A24

Rated R for sexuality, brief nudity, teen drug use and partying, and pervasive profanity

Awkward African-American Teen Adjusts To Germany In Bittersweet Coming-Of-Age Dramedy

It’s hard being Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) just now. The lonely 13-year-old is not only mourning the loss of …

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Reality Check: The Last Gasp For Citizen Trump

The Lunatic Fringe Just Got A Whole Lot Loonier

There are few people remaining with any idea of what is happening in the real world which operate under the delusion that Donald Trump is not doomed, and he just grabbed two of them. The most entrenched political zealots Trump could …

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An Interview With The Menzingers: The Party’s Here

Normally around this time of year, we would usually see a lot of touring activity from Philadelphia punk heartthrobs, The Menzingers. However, after headlining a few intimate Jersey-based gigs earlier in the year at The Boneyard in Atlantic City, and at Crossroads in Garwood, the band took a short break …

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Shoreworld: The Vansaders – This Time Around

Doug Zambon and his crew have graced this page in the past. I reviewed their 2014 release, Stuck In New York City, which was produced by Stacy O’Dell, as well as their 2015 release, Jumping At Shadows, and was quite impressed with the recordings and their overall sound, …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Levy & The Oaks

Locals, we meet again. Although fall is right around the corner, this thick heat still has me sweating. That’s okay, though, because it’s still outdoor show season, and we have to enjoy that while we can. Last week I told you a little bit about a benefit that is happening …

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New Dark Age: The Red Party, Modest Mouse and Brand New, Memento Mori and more!

The Red Party

July 9, 2016, saw another edition of The Red Party at Mercury Lounge next door to the old Bank on East Houston, where Manhattan’s SoHo meets the Lower East Side. Founding host and DJ, Sean Templar was joined by Jarek (The Raven) Zelazny and Valefar Malefic of …

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Rant’N’Roll: Moon Hooch

When all of us hippies used to camp out, smoke weed, strum our acoustics and howl at the moon in the early ‘70s in the New York State wilderness, we also drank a concoction of rotgut whiskey and cheap red wine. We called it “moon hooch.” That’s why I was …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Patti Smith, Super Furry Animals, Rocket From The Crypt and more!

Patti Smith/Damrosch Park Bandshell/July 20, 2016

Patti Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois, and spent her early childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before her family moved to Pitman, New Jersey, and later to Deptford Twp., New Jersey. In 1967, the 20-year-old moved to Manhattan and joined its underground music and art …

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Kam On Film: ‘Hell Or High Water,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ and What’s New In Theaters

Hell Or High Water

CBS Films

Rated R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity and brief sexuality

Wily Texas Ranger Tracks Sibling Bank Robbers In Captivating Cat-And-Mouse Crime Thriller

Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby Howard (Chris Pine) are siblings but about as different as night and day. The former is impulsive, …

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Reality Check: New Yawk, New Yawk

All Empire State Presidential Election & Its National Referendum

 

Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.

–Woody Allen as Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

 

For only …

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