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By engaging celebrity worship rather than using these figures for deeper claims about media-dominated information cultures, Morgan and Neville reinforce to the very circumstances they outwardly condemn.
Vidal vs. Buckley-or, as I prefer to think of it, Alien vs. Predator-has not improved with age. Which combatant you cleave to is beside the point, since both of them teeter on the brink of the insufferable.
As entertaining as it is essential, Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville's film depicts the birth of punditry in real-time and shows how its all but drowning out non-biased, exhaustively sourced, good ole fashioned news media.
Let's thank the media gods this clash of the titans for the ages is being retold by two born entertainers. They have turned first-rate media-driven theater into a great time at the movies. It is, in a word, deeeee-licious.
Best of Enemies is a spellbinding story, a poignant tale of foibles among greatness, and a vivid portrait of events that were like the year they occurred -- a stark line between what was, and what thereafter would be.
The film revolves around the famous feud between political pundits Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. It feeds our urge to be flies on the wall in the midst of such a fight. And it sheds light on why we all share that dark desire.