movie review

Movie reviews of popular politically-driven films that portray the good, bad and ugly of government happenings.

Sean Patrick3 months ago
Movie Review: 'The Candidate' Is Criminally Empty Political Theater
With the release of the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron political romantic comedy, Long Shot, the Everyone's a Critic Movie Review Podcast chose to look back at a relic of political comedy past, Robert Redford's The Candidate. In doing so, I did not expect to find that Long Shot, an ostensible stoner romantic comedy would demonstrate sharper political barbs than the 1972 film that is remembered mostly for sharp elbowed politics. That perception some have put forward over the years anyway. Every four ...
Paul Levinson6 months ago
Review of 'Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists'
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, the new documentary on HBO, is lots of things. A paean to an age of journalism (Breslin would say "reporting," as this movie tells us) which is either gone or tra...
Paul Levinson7 months ago
Review of 'Brexit' (HBO 2019 Movie)
The new movie Brexit, released 13 days ago on HBO, provides some important lessons for America, in the parallels of what led to the Brexit win in the UK referendum and the election of Donald Trump Pre...
Craig York8 months ago
A Short Review of 'Peterloo' (2018, Mike Leigh)
Strong and intense was the experience I found with Peterloo. Based on the Peterloo massacre that occurred in Manchester, 1819, writer and director Mike Leigh presents to us a tale of true sorrow and shocking repercussions, displaying one of the most truly horrible events in the darker side of Britain's history. The film is very slow and patient with the story, aiming not to rush things, making sure every detail is painstakingly perfect. All of which adds to the tension, until the final moment. T...
Ben W9 months ago
The Brilliance of a Speech—Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, one of the great film figures of the 20th century and known for his silent work in film, took a great leap of faith and showed moral courage by his performance parodying Adolf Hitler ...
Brandon Wettig10 months ago
'Fahrenheit 11/9'—Review
Let me just start by saying that I am going to try to keep my political stance out of this review as much as possible. However, it is going to be rather difficult to do so because this movie is a look...
Heavenly Peachya year ago
Film: 'White Right: Meeting The Enemy'
Deeyah Khan is everything a right-wing white supremacist hates. She is a Norwegian-British woman of Pujabi/Pashtun descent and therefore, a person of colour. She is a Muslim, a feminist, and a left-wi...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Top 10 Funniest Political Movies
In today's political climate, we could all stand to have a few more laughs in our lives. So much is going on around us these days that flipping on a movie, throwing your feet up, and having a quality ...
Donald Graya year ago
Best Political Comedy Movies to Keep Your Mind Off Politics
Political satires are some the most poignant and blunt of all artistic endeavors that which seem to make fun of the natural order. Without political comedies, like the beloved Saturday Night Live skit...
5 Movies Featuring the Most Virtuous U.S. Presidents
In 2018, the frantic pace of political news cycles can make every week feel like a year. It can be difficult to keep an optimistic view of our national governing institutions, which ought always to be...
The Best Film Nobody Is Talking About
On March 14, 2014 the film Cesar Chavez was released into theaters. It told the story of the legendary farm-worker and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez during the 1960s and 1970s. On paper it seemed l...
Breanna Sahr2 years ago
Movie Review: 'Wag the Dog' (1997)
In Barry Levinson’s 1997 political satire Wag the Dog, actors Robert de Niro, Dustin Hoffman, and Anne Heche make covering presidential scandal with patriotic frenzy look like a walk in the park. The ...
Bill Shaffir2 years ago
Best Political Documentaries on Netflix You Can Stream Right Now
Being informed has never been more important than it is right now, especially when you consider how our leaders have begun passing unpopular bills under the cover of darkness. An uninformed electorate...
Carlos Gonzalez2 years ago
Movie Review: 'The Post' (2017)
Ben Bradlee: So, can I ask you a hypothetical question? Kay Graham: Oh, dear. I don't like hypothetical questions. Ben Bradlee: Well, I don't think you're gonna like the real one, either. (after a bea...
Crystal Miller2 years ago
Leo's Flood
Academy Award Winner, Producer and United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate Change are just a few of the many hats Leonardo DiCaprio wears. From a young age, Leonardo became interested in our wor...
Kelsey Lange2 years ago
Best Movies About American Politics
It's important for the world of filmmaking to marry with the world of politics. Why? Because it gives a completely different platform to the ideals that are so often spoken about, solely by politician...
Here’s Looking at Us, Kids
Refugees in frantic, desperate motion. Bellicose leaders bristling with weapons and eager for confrontation. A world driven by conflicts and war. The emerging spectre of Nazis and extremism. We’re tal...
Best Election Themed Movies
Though they aren't really as popular as other genres, election themed movies still are pretty well-liked. Whether it's because of the drama, the dystopian-ism, or just the realistic scripts, there's a...