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What’s your favorite political thriller?

August 3, 2022 | Julia Corbett

Thirteen Days (2000).

This week’s question: Presidential movies. Now you don’t have to the see actual physical person, the movie just has to revolve around them in a central way.   

What does Reel 13 host Richard Peña think? “Roger Donaldson’s nail-biting re-creation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Thirteen Days, brings chills even when you know the world survives. Of course, there’s always John Ford’s extraordinary Young Mr. Lincoln—“the American film I would most have liked to have directed,” according Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. And a hat tip to the late, great Philip Baker Hall for his amazing performance in Robert Altman’s Secret Honor.” 

 

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