From the corridors of power to smoky back rooms, cinema has shed a light on how absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the forces required to expose or resist such abuses. From dramatizations of Watergate to speculation about the Kennedy assassination to witnessing how resistance can be surpressed, themes of political corruption can make for movies that both terrify and uplift.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Bruce Nyznik
This 86-minute documentary details Yuichiro Miura's lifelong obsession in achieving his goal of skiing down the world's tallest mountain, and concludes with breathtaking footage of his 1970 climbing-and-descending expedition. The Man Who Skied Down Everest won the "best documentary" Academy Award for 1975. (Available on Sundance Now)