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 Jordan Peele
One of the biggest hits of 2017, Jordan Peele's social thriller reveals more of its carefully-hidden menace upon additional viewings. Nearly every line of dialogue becomes imbued with further significance when you're not as focused on bracing for the next Bad Thing to happen, revealing more layers of Peele's taut and terrifying story. (Available on HBO Go)