Potential Oscar contenders include weeping camel, Howard Zinn and slain Civil Rights activist. But polemical Iraq War features have been thoroughly bypassed.
Menahem Golan’s Oscar-nominated flag-waving 1977 political thriller Operation Thunderbolt is a dismal failure as both cinema and propaganda.
Robert Siodmak’s 1957 political drama The Devil Strikes at Night asks whether serial killers are any worse than socially sanctioned mass murderers.
John Frankenheimer and Dalton Trumbo’s anti-Semitism drama The Fixer is ruined by a preachy and simple-minded script, and by badly miscast lead Alan Bates.
Oliver Stone opts to ignore the facts in his brazenly dishonest yet engrossing political thriller JFK, an account of the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination.
Iraq War documentary co-directed by David O. Russell has landed U.S. distribution despite Warner Bros. turndown due to ‘political propaganda’ fears.
Meryl Streep is the 1 bright spot in Jonathan Demme’s mundane and mostly poorly cast 2004 remake of the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate.
In a difficult role, Oscar nominee Joan Allen delivers a masterful performance in Rod Lurie’s engrossing but unconvincing 2000 political drama The Contender.
Michael Moore’s blockbuster documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 incinerates the warmongering George W. Bush White House and the eagerly complicit American media.