The People vs. Larry Flynt is a pretty wonderful film about a pretty despicable character. In the hands of director Milos Forman, it's funny, thought-provoking, outrageous and, against all expectations, truly touching.
The moral of Wag the Dog is that show biz and politics have become one and the same. Content is irrelevant; all that matters is if you can divert the audience long enough to collect their money (or their votes).
Not a few Americans list Amadeus (1984) as among their favorite all-time movies. The story of the Viennese court composer Salieri and his vendetta against the young musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a huge hit and a major Oscar contender.
Watching Hair constitutes a weird sort of time travel. After all, we’re seeing in 2012 the 1979 film version of a hit musical from 1967. And yet the memorable songs, innocent optimism and cheeky irreverence still works today.