We saw Frost/Nixon last night, and it was goooooood. In fact, it's up for 5 Oscars including one for best picture and one for director Opie Taylor, er, Ron Howard. (He'll always be Opie for me.)
The film has been called a 'thinking person's Rocky' because it's like an intellectual boxing match between two vastly different men -- an ambitious TV personality and the disgraced politician. Michael Sheen's Frost plays a good underdog, floundering in the early going. Frank Langella is convincing as Nixon, and he portrays him as a complex, tragic figure.
This is not to say that Nixon is let off the hook, but he is given some humanity and we gain insight into the motivations for his political actions.
Here's the trailer:
(I think there are lots of really good movies out right now. Bring on the popcorn!)