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7 Movies to Watch on the fiftieth Anniversary of Watergate | Features


“Dick” 

The higher you already know the small print of Watergate the extra you’ll take pleasure in “Dick,” a wild satire starring Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst as highschool women who reside within the Watergate and by chance result in the invention of the Watergate break-in. On a tour of the White House, they acknowledge somebody from the housebreaking, and they also get employed as “White House canine walkers” to ensure they don’t determine what’s going on. Williams and Dunst are lovable and Dan Hedaya and his perpetual five-o’clock shadow make a superb Nixon. The film is crammed with vibrant colours, sharp wit, and excessive power. Roger Ebert known as it a “sly little comedian treasure.” 

Secret Honor 

Robert Altman directed this “fictional mediation” on Nixon’s story, with Philip Baker Hall because the tortured ex-President, delivering a monologue crammed with anger, bitterness, recrimination, and sorrow. Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars and known as it “one of the vital scathing, lacerating and good films of 1984.” Ebert additionally stated Hall performed Nixon “with such savage depth, such ardour, such venom, such scandal, that we can’t flip away.”

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House 

This is the story of the mysterious, nameless determine who met with Bob Woodward within the shadowy parking storage. Speculation about his identification lasted for many years earlier than Mark Felt revealed that he had been the supply guiding Woodward and Bernstein to among the most important revelations of the Washington Post’s protection. Liam Neeson performs Felt, a extra sophisticated determine than the Holbrook model. He by no means stated, “Follow the cash.” He leaked to different journalists along with Woodward. The true story is murkier and extra complicated than Goldman’s model. Was it sacrifice and patriotism? Or, was it payback for dropping out on the highest job on the FBI when J. Edgar Hoover died? Who was Felt defending, American voters or the Bureau? We know his title now however there’s nonetheless a variety of thriller left in his story.

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