Historical Drama Recreates 1939 Attempt to Assassinate Hitler

Believe it or not, over a dozen different attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler (Udo Schenk) were made before he took his own life in April of 1945. The year before, he only suffered minor injuries in the bombing that was the focus of Valkyrie (2008), a docudrama starring Tom Cruise.

Celebrated Playwright and Down-and-Out Pensioner Forge Unlikely Friendship in Bittersweet Docudrama

  The Lady in the Van Film Review by Kam Williams Celebrated Playwright and Down-and-Out Pensioner Forge Unlikely Friendship in Bittersweet Docudrama For a half-dozen seasons, Dame Maggie Smith has been delighting television viewers as dowager Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey. Younger fans of the show might be unaware that she’s a two-time Oscar-winner (for […]

Docudrama Recounts Ordeal of Mom Held Hostage by Rapist Murderer

  Captive DVD Review by Kam Williams Docudrama Recounts Ordeal of Mom Held Hostage by Rapist Murderer On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) was being escorted from jail to the Fulton County Courthouse where he was set to go on trial for assault, kidnapping and rape. But en route to the courtroom, he […]

Moving Period Piece Recounts British Females’ Fight for the Right to Vote

  Suffragette Film Review by Kam Williams Moving Period Piece Recounts British Females’ Fight for the Right to Vote Nowadays, most females take access to the ballot box for granted. Nevertheless, they owe a big debt of gratitude to the mostly unsung Suffragettes who made great sacrifices for decades before securing that hard-fought right. In […]

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