All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I'll sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue.
Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance in this indie film earned her a Best Actress (Drama) nomination at this year's Golden Globes. Gyllenhaal plays Sherry Swanson, recently released from prison and struggling to find a job and be a mother to her 5-year-old daughter. Sherry finds post-jail life difficult, however, and becomes frustrated with the way that her brother and sister-in-law have become surrogate parents to her daughter in her absence.
For another great DVD releasing this week,
Jesus Camp, which was nominated today for a Best Documentary Oscar, goes inside the Kids on Fire summer camp in North Dakota, where devout Christian preteens go to be primed — spiritually and politically — to deliver the Fundamentalist Christian community's messages. The soldiers in "God's Army" are trained to "take back America for Christ." The film gained some notoriety regarding accusations of drug use and homosexual behavior involving Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, who appears in the film.