It's a most sympathetic portrait of a statesman-villain, one that matches the current, post-Bush view of the 37th president as a tragic figure rather than a scoundrel. Once again, the movies have given us not the Nixon that was but the Nixon we need.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Too Late For Another Edit, I Guess
"Frost/Nixon" Oscar buzz could turn to raspberries if too many critics say that director Ron Howard was too kind to, um...well, you know. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe: