MOVIE REVIEW FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE /American Government
OPTIONAL EXTRA-CREDIT ASSIGNMENT

 

            
Directions:

Choose any film to review and write a 3-5 page (max.), double-spaced typewritten essay (per film) discussing the political themes of the film.  Compare & contrast these themes with what you have learned thus far in class. Do NOT discuss/include the actors, directors, and others involved with the film-making process. ONLY discuss the story and the themes of the film!! No more than two reviews will be accepted for credit per semester.  Each film review is worth 10 points.

Due Date: Two weeks before the final.


 


Syriana
Munich
Good Night and Good Luck
Hotel Rwanda
And the Band Played On
Born on the Fourth of July
JFK
Malcolm X
The Manchurian Candidate
All the President's Men
Three Days of the Condor
Wag The Dog
Primary Colors
Birth of a Nation (silent film)
Ghosts of Mississippi
Mississippi Burning
A Soldier's Story
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Burning Season
Missing (1982 film)
All the Kings Men
Antz
Bob Roberts
Bulworth
The Candidate
The China Syndrome
The Missiles of October
Nixon
Reds
Seven Days in May
V for Vendetta
Rendition
Charlie Wilson’s War
Blood Diamond
Thirteen Days
Traffic
The Contender
The Quiet American
Ten Days That Shook The World
Dead Man Walking
Gideon’s Trumpet
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

 

         Documentaries

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
If These Walls Could Talk (abortion)
The War Room
Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
Panama Deception
Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Scandal
The Fog of War
Fahrenheit 911
Bowling For Columbine
Roger & Me
Cadillac Desert
Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room
Mighty Times: the Legacy of Rosa Parks
Wal Mart: the high cost of low prices
An Inconvenient Truth
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Sicko
Shut Up and Sing
Run Granny Run
Hacking Democracy
Outfoxxed
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train
In Pot We Trust
Sacco and Vanzetti

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