All the President's Men
The Oscar-winning screenwriter also wrote the scripts for "All The President's Men" and "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid."
Some people who watched the 1976 movie on MSNBC saw parallels between the Watergate scandal and the investigation into the Russian role in the 2016 election.
"Deep Throat" didn't have as much competition back in the day.
Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival arrives in Hollywood, sparking pleasant reflections on what it is for a film to be considered "a classic."
Directed by James Vanderbilt, Truth tells the story of 2004's controversial 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning George W. Bush's military service record. It stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. This time, Truth prevails.
Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.
If you are ever in a situation where you want to share sensitive information with a journalist, the most important rule (after calling a PR person to help you) is to set very clear ground rules about attribution before the conversation starts.
Woodward and Bernstein seem like two Talmud study partners who continually probe each other to ascertain the truth. Each questions the other, and is unafraid of challenging or criticizing his friend.
If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.
By way of television, politics has become a form of entertainment, dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality. So maybe it's time to turn off the tube and pop in a DVD.
For those who'll take their conspiracy info "neat," I am going to include here just a few of Waldron's amazing facts -- the ones I underlined in my copy of the book in red ink.
The real crimes of the last 40 years didn't fit into the box that Woodward and Bernstein and the Watergate scandal helped to create. In the end, the real exceptionalism of Richard Nixon was merely that he was dumb enough to get caught. The rest of them all got away with it.
Kids say the darndest things. Speaking to a college journalism class last week, I learned the students had recently seen
Robert Redford is a noted civic activist, social entrepreneur and film maker. But he remains best known as an actor -- and to those in our business, investigative reporting, especially so for his role in All the President's Men.
I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.
"Fletch" (1985): Between this, "Caddyshack" and "Vacation," Chevy Chase was at the height of his game. But playing wisecracking
Since it's Oscar season -- and that always gets me thinking about the movies I like -- I thought I'd share with you five political movies worth seeing:
"Although the internal divisions described have become public, the book suggests that they were even more intense and disparate