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15 riveting political elections as told through movies

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:42:10 GMT

The original "Manchurian Candidate" earned two Oscar nominations and his driven by Angela Lansbury's brilliant performance in a story about a revolutionary brainwashing technique that invades the head of a war-hero turned political frontrunner. One of the best campaign-themed films you will ever see, "Bob Roberts" is a mockumentary that pits the hip Roberts against the more straightforward candidate played by Gore Vidal.

Electioneering at its best: Top 10 campaign films

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:02:33 GMT

John Travolta channels Clinton. 8. "The Best Man" -- The campaign before the campaign with two men fighting for his party's nomination.

Alamo Drafthousea s screen queen: a The Shawshank Redemptiona stinks

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:37:28 GMT

If you're Brooklyn Paper Radio hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli, it's " The Shawshank Redemption " . But if you're Cristina Cacioppo, the programmer at the new Alamo Drafthouse - which opens next week Downtown - it's something by Sylvester Stallone or even the much-mocked film, " Ishtar ."

Happy Birthday To Pound RidgeA''s Tim Robbins

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10:48:49 GMT

He is known for his roles as Nuke in "Bull Durham," Jacob Singer in "Jacob's Ladder," Griffin Mill in "The Player," Andy Dufresne in "The Shawshank Redemption," and as Dave Boyle in "Mystic River," , and for directing critically acclaimed films such as "Dead Man Walking." He won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his starring role as an amoral film executive in Robert Altman's 1992 film "The Player."

The Lucky Ones

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:30:07 GMT

Not particularly dark and with no political ax to grind-- none of the characters seem to regret having served-- The Lucky Ones wants to be a road movie that happens to be about Iraq veterans. By largely ignoring the central fact of its characters' lives, though, it becomes a road movie with no purpose, and a war drama with no bite... It was a popular meme last fall to talk about how no one wanted to see movies about Iraq, when big Hollywood productions like The Kingdom and Lions for Lambs tanked at the box office.