Thursday, October 16, 2008

Frost/Nixon opens London Film Festival

Last night the London Film Festival began with the gala screening of Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon. I wasn't able to get my hands on tickets to the opening film this year but from what I've read, there is no definite answer as to how the film was. Over at In Contention, Guy Lodge gives the film a resounding two stars, writing that Langella and Sheen "struggle to build much chemistry between the pair"; a surprising statement. On the other hand, The Times gave the film four out of five stars and believed it to be a "pin-sharp drama" and "an absolutely electric piece of cinema." So, what do we know about how good the film is as a result? Well, nothing until we get some more ideas about it. I'm going to keep trying to find some reviews. What are your thoughts about the film? Will it be a crash and burn or an exceptional film?

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