Kam’s Kapsules: Kam’s recommendations for movies opening January 2, 2009

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Defiance (R for violence and profanity) Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (for Shakespeare in Love) directs this harrowing tale of survival, set in occupied Poland during World War II, recounting the heroic efforts of three brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell) who escape into the forest where they join forces with Russian resistance fighters to save over 1,000 fellow Jews from the Nazis.

Defiance

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Good (Unrated) Viggo Mortensen stars in this adaptation of the C.P. Taylor play, set in Germany during the rise of Nazism, chronicling the plight of a previously decent college professor who finds himself increasingly compromised after his novel advocating euthanasia is employed as propaganda to advance the government’s evil agenda. With Steven Elder as Eichmann and Adrian Schiller as Goebbels.

Cargo 200 (Unrated) Crime thriller, set in 1984 during the decline of the Soviet Union, revolving around a young woman (Agniya Kuznetsova) kidnapped by the same sadistic police captain (Aleksei Poluyan) assigned to investigate her mysterious disappearance and the murder of her friend (Leonid Bichevin). (In Russian with subtitles)

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Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America’s black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.