While the topic of women’s rights doesn’t have the box office draw of a bunch of dudes getting wasted at a bachelor party, say, or a bride-to-be getting diarrhea in the middle of the street, there are many excellent movies that cover various aspects of the war on women (either directly or metaphorically)—workplace discrimination, violence against women, restricted access to abortion, sexual harassment, and all that fun stuff.
Witch hunts, corporate greed, hot button issues … and murder. As if the nightly news didn’t scare you enough, these 10 movies, such as “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Fly,” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” just might have you casting a wary eye at your voter’s registration card.
Election Day’s proximity to Halloween is more than a boon for manufacturers of freakish-looking rubber Romney and Obama masks; it’s an opportunity to reflect on all manner of partisan terrors. There aren’t many movies that explicitly mix election-year issues with horror-picture tropes, but there are plenty of movies on Sundance Channel this month that will scare the ever-loving politics out of you, at least for a couple of hours at a time.
This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got cinematic portrayals of people at war — with their heroes, their bosses, their communities and themselves.