Posts Tagged ‘social commentary’

Big Man Japan (2007)

A parody of Japanese creature features of yore, "Big Man Japan" is an eccentric genre spoof with balls and brains in spades.

Cinema SmackDown! Dawn of the Dead (1978) vs. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Zombie classics from two generations square off in the return of Cinema SmackDown!

Brothers on the Line

A PBS-style documentary focusing on the trials and tribulations of labor unions in the auto industry. More than just a history lesson, it's a family affair.

Crime After Crime

Debbie Peagler's compelling story about struggling to see life outside of a prison cell will leave you with a newfound respect for the kindness of strangers.

Miss Representation

As "Jersey Shore" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" dominate our TVs, director Jennifer Newsom offers a refreshing perspective on the struggles young American girls face.

Into the Abyss

A master of the art of documentary, Werner Herzog outdoes himself once again with this cerebral look at murder from the convicts' perspective and the state's.

Enemies of the People

"Enemies of the People" is an emotional rollercoaster — a melding of soul-crushing misery and inspirational heroism. This is truly top-notch social commentary.