Sunday, April 19, 2009

Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008)

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USA



Peter Morgan continues his pattern of taking a well-documented historical conflict, padding it with exposition and convincing a frightening number of people that he has contributed something. Ron Howard may as well have been directing over the phone and Frank Langella’s Nixon feels like one of those moderately funny party tricks that won’t go away (or go down in volume) even after you’ve chuckled politely, turned around and tried to start up a more productive conversation.

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On a side note, even by AMPASS standards, what a miserable Best Picture selection 2008 was...

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