Date: 2009-08-21 08:34 am (UTC)
I really think it's hard to top Birth

True, yet Prisoner of Shark Island at least comes fairly close. There is something so fundamentally wrong with the whole film, that I am a bit aghast that people manage to write about it without succumbing to rage. (Goodness knows I had difficulty doing so). One of the strangest reviews argued for the film's actuality, since it showed a man wrongfully imprisoned "just like the prisoners of Guantanamo". Though that analogy is interested to a certain degree, I think it gives a film with too much vile content too much credit and actuality.

ETA: Also, I have a slight irritability with the implication that history or fiction about historical events are important only because they relate to a current issue. Quiet a lot of historical events are important in and of themselves, and don't need a more modern partner.

The other two film's are noted. Recs are always welcome.
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