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State Of Play (2009)

A fantastic political thriller with a very good cast doing very good work, the biggest thing working against State Of Play would seem to be that it’s a movie adaptation of a much-admired BBC mini-series. I have yet to see the BBC original…

The Contender (2000)

An interesting and well-acted movie, The Contender sadly lags behind other political films simply because it never really moves into the first gear that you expect it to. There's a very enjoyable finale, admittedly, but it still leaves the…

All The President’s Men (1976)

It's not revealing too much to say that All The President's Men begins and ends with loud typewriters throwing letters onto paper. The audio mix and imagery really couldn't be more appropriate to being and end a movie all about the power of…

The American President (1995)

An entertaining look at a difficult time in the life of the President Of The United States, with Martin Sheen in a prominent role, and Aaron Sorkin providing the words. Nope, it's not "The West Wing" but it's obvious, considering the talent…

Disclosure (1994)

From the selection I have seen (not all of them but quite a few) I would have to say that any film based on a story by Michael Crichton is worth a watch. His fans may prefer his work in the written form, and there is plenty to derive…

The Damned United (2009)

A few years ago I read The Damned United and found it a fascinating read. Written by David Peace, it gave an account of the bizarre 44 days that football manager Brian Clough spent trying to run Leeds United, a team he had no affection for.…

Swimming With Sharks (1994)

An acerbic look at office politics in the ruthless movie business, Swimming With Sharks works well because it’s not just a film all about the ins and outs of making movies. It’s a film that many people will be able to identify with, in…

Air Force One (1997)

Well, I could push my luck here and try to label Air Force One as an entertaining political thriller but everyone already knows, I think, that it's just an enjoyable action romp that happens to use the President Of The United States as the…

Man Of The Year (2006)

Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert. Jay Leno. Could you imagine any of those men one day becoming President of the United States of America? There are many people that will tell you politics is already one big joke so why not let a comedian loose…