So Mitt Romney has been nominated as the Republican party's presidential candidate. To quote Robert Redford's money line from The Candidate, "What do we do now?" Even if you plan to watch his extremely fit, catfish-wrangling running mate Paul Ryan speak tonight and Mr. Bain Capital himself on Thursday, there's a big holiday weekend to wade through before President Obama and the Democrats stage their own dog-and-donkey show beginning Sept. 4 in Charlotte, NC.
In other words, it's a good time to watch some good movies, and, given that the 2012 presidential smackdown is about to go into overdrive, Movieline asked one of the sharpest political analysts we know, Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word and an Emmy-winning former producer and writer for The West Wing, to pick five essential movies for our readers to watch in preparation for the 2012 race. His choices are after the break. Now do your homework. more »