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Toby Jones

Lights, camera, faceoff

Ron Howard has made his best movie with Frost/Nixon, an electric political drama with a skin-prickling immediacy.

Howard and his screenwriter, Peter Morgan (who also wrote the original play) have the wit to portray British TV interviewer David Frost (Michael Sheen) and disgraced former President Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) as David and Goliath. Frost's slingshot is a weapon that proved deadly to Nixon once before, during the Nixon/Kennedy TV debates: the all-seeing eye of the close-up lens.

His army of Israelites, intent on felling Nixon three years after President Gerald Ford pardoned him, are journalist Bob Zelnick (Oliver Platt), Watergate expert and author James...