Best of Enemies
Documentary • 2015 • 1 hr 27 min
An electric look at two brilliant yet ideologically-opposed thinkers.
Witness the birth of modern punditry and despair!
An insightful look at two bombastic personalities colliding.
Doc about rivalry between Vidal (liberal) and Buckley (Conserv) whose debates became political theater. Enjoyed for their views & styles.
Niche subject but interesting regardless. Some background on the subject would help going in
A documentary that shows us a time when two intelligent people could talk about their opposing views of politics on TV in a mature way.
Amazing! It’s incredible to see the debate and all thats come together. A class of argumentation.
An illuminating and ultimately depressing movie about the moment US politics was taken over by the values of entertainment
Met the Editor of this Doc. She was nice.
A bit dry for the uninitiated, but very informative on the fusion of entertainment and political news coverage in America.
Shot in documentary style from the perspective of an almost alien observer, the film is an exploration of the ravaged oil fields of post-Gulf War Kuwait. An effective companion to his earlier film Fata Morgana, Herzog again perceives the desert as a landscape with its own voice, as he glides over seas of oil, geyser-like infernos, monstrous smoke plumes and ashen roadways. With musical accompaniment by Wagner, Prokofiev and Pärt to boot, he observes the soot-covered creatures allured by the blaze.
A film that describes the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, the deep trust between the director and the actor, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another.
A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.
Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.
Using archival footage, cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz-kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the Vietnam War as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
Aspiring director Corky St. Clair and the marginally talented amateur cast of his hokey small-town musical production go overboard when they learn that Broadway theater agent Mort Guffman will be in attendance.
Schoolteacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention and one of the newspaper reporters, E.K. Hornbeck, arranges to bring in renowned defense attorney and atheist Henry Drummond to defend Cates. The prosecutor, Matthew Brady is a former presidential candidate, famous evangelist, and old adversary of Drummond.
Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet kestrel falcon whom he names Kes. Helped and encouraged by his English teacher and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence—until tragedy strikes.