2021 Movie Draft: Frost/Nixon


Reely Bernie

2021 Movie Draft: Round 9, Pick 3


Genre: Historical/Biographical

Forget Rocky vs. Creed, Luke vs. Vader, or Batman vs. Joker.

These cinematic duels rely more on testosterone than wit, and, sometimes, wit throws the stronger punch.

Take the notorious interview between President Nixon and David Frost, for instance. There are no boxing gloves, but the dialogical jabs and dodges are just as entertaining. I’m not sure how much of Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon is fictionalized, but this film isn’t about documenting history. It’s about two men with dark pasts and devious agendas stuck in a room with the cameras rolling. The moment one speaks, the other has his guard up, awaiting the next knockout opportunity.

In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon (Frank Langella) resigns from office under the scandal of Watergate. A few months later, exiled English television personality, David Frost (Michael Sheen), comes up with the audacious…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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