‘Uncovered: The War in Iraq’ is more propaganda than sincere discussion

'Uncovered: The War in Iraq' takes a hard look at President George W. Bush and his administration
‘Uncovered: The War in Iraq’ takes a hard look at President George W. Bush and his administration

[rating=3]Director(s): Robert Greenwald

What can I say about this film? It presents a rather compelling dissection of the case for war in Iraq and its fallacies that the Bush Administration laid out in the days and weeks leading to the invasion. It features a collection of experts, from Robert Baer, a former CIA operative who worked in Iraq and Lebanon for more than 20 years; to Graham Fuller, the former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA.

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‘I, Robot’ is overloaded with clichés and elements from other, better sci-fi movies

A robot learns to think for himself in 'I, Robot'
A robot learns to think for himself in ‘I, Robot’

[rating=2]Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk, Chi McBride and Shia LaBeouf
Director(s): Alex Proyas
Writer(s): Screenplay by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman, Story by Jeff Vintar, suggested by the novel by Isaac Asimov

To put it simply, Will Smith is back as the improbably named Detective Dell Spooner in this summer’s blockbuster, I, Robot. It’s Chicago, it’s 2035 and the robot as domestic appliance is everywhere. One CGI filled street shot sees countless C3PO-a-likes walking dogs, picking up children, doing the shopping. It’s a world where robot and human all live in peace and harmony.

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Peter Dinklage is charming in Thomas McCarthy’s debut film, ‘The Station Agent’

Peter Dinklage and Michelle Williams in 'The Station Agent'
Peter Dinklage and Michelle Williams in ‘The Station Agent’

[rating=4]Starring: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Williams, Paul Benjamin, Raven Goodwin and Richard Kind
Director(s): Thomas McCarthy
Writer(s): Thomas McCarthy

In writer/director Thomas McCarthy’s debut feature, The Station Agent, Peter Dinklage stars as Fin, a train enthusiast who inherits an abandoned station house in Newfoundland, New Jersey. Craving the good old fashioned peace and quiet that only a permanent rural retreat brings, Fin embraces his new property with a peculiarly stoic brand of relish and looks forward to a life of solitude right next to the railway.

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‘John Q’ effectively attacks America’s health insurance problem

John Q is the story about an everyman John Q. Public if you will. John Q is a man forced with a decision that millions of Americans are forced to make every day. What do you do when your child needs a life-saving operation and your health care provider will not provide that service You have a choice to make. You can either work within the system or you can buck it…