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 suppressed, themes of political corruption can make for movies that both terrify and uplift.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Robert D. Siegel
Psychological Drama - Rated R - 85 Minutes - 2009
Enjoying the NFL playoffs? Take a trip to the dark side of fandom, written and directed by The Wrestler screenwriter Robert Siegel. Patton Oswalt stars as Paul, an overly-devoted New York Giants fan who runs afoul of his favorite player, and whose only lifeline to the outside world is the scripted banter he shares on a sports talk station. His only friend is played by Kevin Corrigan, whose devotion to Paul and desire to impress him is its own tragic story. (Available on Sundance Now)