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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of film: “FROST / NIXON” – A reminder we need to hold politicians immediately ACCOUNTABLE

Review of film:    FROST / NIXON  A reminder we need to hold politicians immediately ACCOUNTABLE  =
                     [ Rating:  9.5 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: Jan 1, 2009 | Rel. Date: Dec 5, 2008
“I let down the American people.”

... That’s a seminal line spoken in Howard's film which recalls how British entertainer David Frost got just-resigned President RICHARD NIXON to appear in a series of interviews that he offered in syndication...

...  FRANK LANGELLA gives a performance as Nixon that I feel is worthy of an OSCAR nomination. MICHAEL SHEEN does a fine job as Frost, ably abetted by strong performances by the other main actors: OLIVER PLATT, SAM ROCKWELL & MATHEW MACFADYEN on Frost’s side, & KEVIN BACON...

... The fine documentary film “WHY WE FIGHT” shows Nixon was sadly not alone in American Presidents who’ve DECEIVED the public for their own ends and agendas...

...  In this day & age (when Illinois has an arrogant Hot Air Peacock governor [Blagoyovich] who apparently has further tarnished the reputation of promise-shirking politicians), this very WELL-DONE film (one of the best of ’08) reminds us we need to be far more questioning (& less forgiving) of those politicians who BETRAY the people & their trust.

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