Our Nixon Saturday, 04 April 2020

Our Nixon

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    Unrated.

  • The pitch:

    Burning the scandal at both ends.

  • Starring:

    Richard Nixon (archival), Dwight Chapin (archival), John Erlichman (archival), HR Haldeman (archival), Henry Kissinger (archival)

  • Directed by:

    Penny Lane

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Vietnam war, Nazi Germany, killed kids, shooting at peasants, Communists, burglarizing, bugging, crashing airplane, serving jail sentences mentioned. Military troops, tanks, soldiers seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Men in swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, aperitif). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Pr*ck, p*ss, sonofab*tch, name-calling, derogatory terms for homosexuals. Homophobia and homophobic references. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Richard Nixon, Watergate scandal, POTUS, home movies, confiscation, Super-8, documentary, biography, history, the moon landing, the Secret Service, the White House, administration, anti-war demonstrations, phone-bugging, the Pentagon Papers, All In The Family, propaganda, re-election, resignations, media, politics, insecurity, prejudice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Wedding setting. Dying from cancer mentioned. Helicopters, planes, jets, balloons, toilets, fireworks. Circus bear, horses, horse manure, birds, squirrel, elephant, creepy rabbit costume.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Illuminating, hilarious, poignant, haunting, evocative, absorbing, intimate, clever, fresh, unsettling, brisk, eye-opening, raw, entertaining. Sophisticated storytelling, shrewdly edited, offers a nuanced portrait of Nixon, great soundtrack, entirely archival.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Elusive, neutral. Familiar information, flippant approach, doesn't uncover anything new.

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