Just like our nation’s public schools about which this film purports to be about, Won’t Back Down s a failure of a film at examining the real problems that plague the public educational system.
The History Channel’s The Men Who Built America is another historical mini-series from the cable network that fails to live up to its ambitious title.
A two-dimensional and inaccurate, video game-quality version of events leading up to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, this “docudrama” is a wasted effort.
BBC America’s Copper puts a unique and riveting twist on the crime-drama, with this Civil War-era story set in the infamous Five Points district of New York City.
A fascinating guilty pleasure that peeks behind the curtain of political campaigns and offers a look at the rise of Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin, HBO’s Game Change is a winner.
This Titanic mini-series focuses more on the melodrama surrounding the building of the ship than the tragedy of the ship’s sinking and in doing so offers a fresh take on the 100th anniversary frenzy.
Director Luc Besson gives us a moving, well-crafted docudrama about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Atmospheric score and cinematography support a powerful performance by Michele Yeoh as The Lady and her struggle to bring democracy to the oppressed people of Burma.
A deeply moving, beautiful, and transcendent look at the trial and execution of Jeanne d’Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent masterpiece has yet to be surpassed.
James Cameron’s sweeping, visually stunning, romantic epic set aboard the ill-fated Titanic arrives in a feature packed, reference quality Blu-ray 3D combo pack from Paramount.
Julien Leclercq’s, The Assault, based on the true story the 1994 Christmastime highjacking of an Air France airplane, has all the visual style to make it worthwhile, but it is hurt by a less than perfect screenplay.