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.”