Friday, January 2, 2009


Ron Howard's engrossing film treatment of Peter Morgan's stage play FROST/NIXON (***1/2) was very enjoyable. Much like VALKYRIE, this was a true-story piece of historical entertainment with a predetermined ending. Not much in the way of major suspense; just good old-fashioned filmmaking. The lead performances from Frank Langella and Michael Sheen were both fantastic, and the rich supporting cast really sealed the deal. While I wouldn't put the film on my top 10 list, this is the kind of movie that I could easily see getting a Best Picture nomination from the Academy.

My full review will be posted soon.

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