In this examination of the United States government's case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, filmmaker Robert Greenwald provides compelling evidence that the Bush administration misled American citizens in the run-up to war. Crosscutting interviews with CIA analysts, weapons inspectors and military brass with press conferences and speeches from Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and former President Bush, the film paints a thought-provoking picture.
Tim Irwin's documentary chronicles the ups, downs and all-arounds of pioneering punkers the Minutemen. The film weaves together more than 80 interviews to tell the story of the underground California band formed by D. Boon and Mike Watt. Punk icons including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Black Flag's Henry Rollins discuss the band's influence on the genre, and never-before-seen footage captures the raw intensity of the Minutemen live onstage.
In this black comedy, Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home who switched identities with an impersonator years before his "death" and missed his chance to switch himself back. When the King teams up with a fellow resident (Ossie Davis) who thinks he's John F. Kennedy, the two old codgers prepare to battle an evil Egyptian entity that's chosen their long-term care facility as its happy hunting grounds.
This fact-based film depicts the rise and fall of disgraced magazine journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), a staff writer at The New Republic and a contributor to Rolling Stone who ultimately fabricated many of his stories, which led to his downfall. Steve Zahn plays the Forbes.com technology reporter who uncovered the truth about Glass's deception. Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson also star.
Australian Director Peter Weir takes on one of his country's most tragic moments in history: the World War I confrontation with the German allied Turks. As the film leads up to the battle in act three, we get to know the young men destined to be casualties of war. A young Mel Gibson (on the heels of his successful turn in Mad Max) plays one of the innocent doomed. This poignant war drama swept the Australian Film Institute Awards with eight wins.