Politic-a-thon 2: Milk Review

So we’ve come to the final film in Politic-a-thon 2, and I think it’s best to end with another excellent film looking at gay rights activism in the 1970s, Gus Van Sant’s Milk. I feel this is the best film to end with because of how important stuff presented in the film is today with… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Milk Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Frost/Nixon Review

So today is the final film in the sub-set of reviews focused on Richard Nixon, with this film focusing on the aftermath of Watergate, in particular a key event in which Nixon essentially confessed to a cover-up; the interviews he did with David Frost. These interviews were such an important event in the political landscape… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Frost/Nixon Review

Politic-a-thon 2: All The President’s Men Review

In the second part of my look at films revolving around Nixon is probably one of the most famous political films ever made, All The President’s Men, with the focus here being on the investigation into Watergate. In discussing the Nixon presidency, Watergate has to be a major focus and as such, the work of… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: All The President’s Men Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Nixon Review

Next up is the first in a set of films I’m going to do about Richard Nixon, with today focusing on his life and career with Nixon, tomorrow focusing on the Watergate investigation with All The President’s Men and the day after with the Frost/Nixon interviews in well Frost/Nixon. Today though is focusing on Nixon’s… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Nixon Review

Politic-a-thon 2: The Ghost Review

Sometimes when watching a film, you can’t help but note the similarities between the events of the film and real life, as is the case with The Ghost. A lot of elements in the film are clearly inspired by Tony Blair’s tenure as Prime Minister and the links he had with America and as such… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: The Ghost Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Invictus Review

Next up in this blog-a-thon is the second film focusing on South African politics, albeit one which highlights the unexpected political power of sport. For the majority of the time, sport doesn’t really play much of a role in politics but when it does, its importance cannot be denied. From the use of sport as… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Invictus Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Fahrenheit 9/11 Review

One thing I’m amazed at is that during both of the Politic-a-thons, I haven’t talked about any political themed documentaries. Some of the best politically themed films to have come out in recent years have been documentaries, from The Fog of War focusing on Robert McNamara to Five Broken Cameras about the oppression of Palestinians… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Fahrenheit 9/11 Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Cry Freedom Review

Next up in Politic-a-thon is another film based around the politics of South Africa during apartheid, with the one I’m doing today going more into detail about life in South Africa for black activists and the white population who didn’t support apartheid and out of the films based around apartheid that I can think of,… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Cry Freedom Review

Politic-a-thon 2: The American President Review

Next up in the Politic-a-thon is the first political film from my favourite script writer, Aaron Sorkin. There’s just this great sense of humour and optimism present in a lot of Sorkin’s scripts, mainly this and a virtually every episode of The West Wing he wrote and even the non-political scripts he’s written (The Social… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: The American President Review

Politic-a-thon 2: Charlie Wilson’s War Review

Next up in the Politic-a-thon is another film from one of my favourite script writers working today, Aaron Sorkin. This time though, instead of taking place in the West Wing, this goes into Congress and is the first film based on a real life person that Sorkin has written and, whilst I think it’s the… Continue reading Politic-a-thon 2: Charlie Wilson’s War Review