The Kingmaker (2019)
Critic Consensus: The Kingmaker aims a disquieting spotlight at the private life of a divisive public figure -- as well as the ways in which unchecked power seduces and corrupts.
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From her very first simper, I was hooked. Some see Imelda as one of the world's greatest villains. After this tour of her closet, that shoe fits.
While the film starts in wry fly-on-the-wall mode, it morphs into something weightier and surreally unsettling - Louis Theroux to Luis Buñuel in 60 minutes flat.
For all that Marcos has to be one of the most purely objectionable figures in public life anywhere in the world, she is not a fool and occasionally reveals shrewd insights about herself.
"The Kingmaker" chills the soul by presenting shantytown residents and school kids who extol the Marcos regime and even endorse its eight-year period of martial law.
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