Frost/Nixon is a “thinking man’s Rocky,” said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The film “plays out as a magnificent battle of wits” between the former president and British TV host David Frost. Scenes from the actual 1977 interview “add insight.”
Director Stephen Frears’ “funny and menacing” 1984 film is a “lost classic” said The Washington Times. Brooding and “rooted in existentialism,” the bleak “Tarantino-esque” tale stars Tim Roth as a hired gun who tries to quit the biz.
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“Here is one director’s cut that isn’t merely more of the same,” said The New York Times. Peter Bogdanovich’s new version of his 1976 film makes it seem a “much closer cousin” to his acclaimed The Last Picture Show.
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