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Moynihan

Moynihan is a movie starring Jeffrey Wright. A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the...

Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Joseph Dorman, Toby Perl Freilich
Writer
Joseph Dorman
Actors
Jeffrey Wright
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the spirit of Moynihan's remarkable ideas as they evolved over the course of his tumultuous life in postwar America, featuring both the triumphs and the controversies. A poor boy who grew up on the streets of Depression-era NY to become a Harvard professor, Moynihan devoted his decades-long career -- serving both Democratic and Republican administrations -- to battling poverty. Possessed of a natural wit that appealed to both elite and street, Moynihan remains one of the most widely quoted people of his generation. Moynihan's legacy continues to be claimed by both the left and right, even as he defies easy categorization. The film is an exploration into the heady and boisterous world of ideas that helped shape his complex worldview, and the policy prescriptions that have stood the test of time. At a moment of degraded political discourse, MOYNIHAN re-elevates the debate.

Comments about biography «Moynihan» (16)

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Sharon Olson

I don't believe that I've ever seen such a perfect cast! The chemistry between the actors is flawless and the story is complex, touching and even inspiring. This is a great movie to introduce your friends and family to this fascinating subject. It is for those who like history, drama, life, or even just love. Thank you so much, Mr. and Mrs. Wieseltier!

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Alexander Walker

Although I am not an expert on sports in the United States, I have read some of the reviews of the movie that claim it does not show anything that would embarrass the athletes. I would say the same thing about the press and the amateur media coverage. This movie does show athletes being held up in the media and they do go through some very graphic details. But, I think it is important that people see the reality of the situation. Yes, they go through pain and emotions, but the reality is that they are hurting. They do not want to be publicly humiliated. The movie has some very graphic scenes of athletes urinating on themselves and drinking feces, but it is also realistic. It is very easy for them to get hurt. It is an issue that can be corrected and handled. I think this movie should be seen by the public to help them understand what is happening. If it is not a solution, then maybe we will see it in another way in the future. It is a very good movie.

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Tiffany F.

A film that is not for everyone, but if you're interested in the history of jazz, then this is a must see. The movie is divided into two parts, and the first half is mainly about the music and the history of jazz. The second half is about the people and the history of the city of Detroit, and it is really fascinating. The first part of the film is about the history of the city of Detroit, and it's interesting to see the different people that were involved in the music, and the people that were involved in the music. The film is really well made, and I really enjoyed it. I also really liked the documentary style, and it was really interesting to see the different people in the film. Overall, I really enjoyed the film, and it was very interesting. I recommend it to anyone that likes jazz, or if you're interested in the history of Detroit, then you should definitely see this film.

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Paul J.

He's a little bit slow on the uptake, but still a very intriguing and witty person. The story isn't too original but it's also not that bad. It's all about the Vietnam War. He went to war with his dad, a cop. So he's sort of part of that generation that grew up on the Vietnam War. He makes his own situation very well known. In a way it's too much about him. I would have liked to see more about his Vietnam War experience. I like that he had to sort of prove his dad wrong in order to show that he was not some hothead. It's a well done documentary, but also a little bit boring and not really worth watching.

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Thomas

This documentary is a rare treat, a film on a subject that I had never really heard of, even before seeing this film. There was not a single news broadcast on the subject of kidney failure, but the film tells the story of two sisters, Nora and Colleen, whose own kidneys failed almost a decade before the documentary began. Colleen would eventually need to have her kidneys removed after a few years, and Nora has been alive ever since. They are the "original patients" and this is an interesting study of how organ donation and kidney transplantation have evolved over the years. The film is well done, and I wish that there were more documentaries like it. The people interviewed are mostly older people, but I think there are some wonderful interviews with younger people as well, especially Nora's friends and her nurse. It's a very nice, personal documentary, and I recommend it highly.

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Frances

I have seen the documentary "The Blacklist" and it is a very good documentary. It's very entertaining and very informative. However, I think the documentary was a little too long. I think it could have been shorter. I think that it would have been a lot better if they could have edited the documentary down to a more manageable length. I think that it would have made the documentary more interesting and less boring. Overall, I would recommend this documentary. It is a good documentary that you can watch over and over again. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who likes documentaries.

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Frances Hamilton

On May 5, a small group of Iranians were arrested by the Iranian government after they tried to re-enter the country. For that reason, many people in the country are wary of a U.S. military presence in the country, especially after the U.S. embassy in Iran was bombed and then reopened. My friend and I were hoping to see the movie to get a better idea of what we were missing out on and to get a better understanding of the situation. As a history student, I was excited about this film. It was refreshing to see a film that was not just a military propaganda film. The movie was based on fact. It did not present Iran as a war-torn country with hundreds of thousands of people on the streets protesting the U.S. presence in the country. It showed that the people in Iran are united and do not want the U.S. to invade them. It showed the discontent in Iran as well as the population in general. It also showed the lack of information that people in the country have on the situation of the U.S. Embassy. I was really surprised at the portrayals of some of the Iranian people. One Iranian man played by Hajj Tavakoli was quite inspiring. He showed a more civil life that many of the citizens of Iran live. Another woman was portrayed as not being as honest as she was supposed to be. The father of the group of men who were arrested was also portrayed as being a more honest person. They talked about how much money he made and how he would have to pay for the fines if he was caught. The movie was very accurate to the situation. I was very surprised by some of the things that the Iranian people have said about the U.S. Embassy. One woman said that she would never be able to go to the U.S. again. Another woman said that the Americans were the worst, and she would have to live in a cave in Iran. Overall, I felt that this movie was very insightful. It helped show the other side of the story. I am not sure if the Iranians would enjoy it as much as Americans would. It would be nice to see more documentaries like this in the future. I highly recommend this film.

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Julie

One of the highlights of this documentary is that it tells the story of the $60 billion sales in the 1980s. As it shows, this was not the case at all. And we are seeing more and more that it was not just a gimmick to make money. As in many other aspects of life, the same problems that plague us as a society are far worse in our cities, where new skyscrapers and hotel lobbies are being built to serve the very wealthy. Moynihan has a clear understanding of the roots of the problem. The strong connections between the super-rich and the great power that they have in America is a curse that has been brought on by the failure of an economic system that didn't allow the growth of the middle class. It has created a class of people that is far more dependent on government than on anyone else. In the process, the wealth has become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, leaving millions of people to struggle with poverty and despair. Moynihan is not a conservative or an anti-government politician. He is a former Congressman, and he spoke in favor of the early steps towards national healthcare that eventually led to a system that is now a reality. But he does have a point of view. He points out that the financial interests that control our economic system have never been satisfied. And, they have done everything in their power to get what they wanted. That is why we have seen the slow unraveling of the middle class, and why even those who aren't in this system have found it difficult to get by. It is a shame that this documentary is so few in number, as it makes for a powerful and powerful political statement. Even if you're not a progressive, you will still be able to see a lot about the economic situation in the United States.

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Aaron A.

This is a good documentary about the great and successful filmmaker and the use of TV and Film to create movies that aren't normally made. The basic idea is that if you have a good story to tell and are on a budget, then you can make a movie on a small scale, which has been done before. You don't have to have huge budgets, or huge technical assets. The documentary is really good and the interviews are very good. If you want to learn more about the process of the making of a movie, watch the documentary.

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Christina B.

I was shocked when I first saw this documentary on Netflix. For me, it is a documentary that delivers many serious, intelligent points. When you think of two of the most prominent actors of our time, Mel Gibson and Al Pacino, you think of Hollywood's top and bottom. Gibson's anger management and mental health issues are well known. Al Pacino is a self-admitted violent man. In the documentary, Gibson states that he tried to kill himself several times but never succeeded. In a final scene he simply says "I was such a bad person." Both of these men were found mentally unfit to handle the pressure and trauma of their professions. For him, anger management was the key factor that kept him from becoming a good person. As you watch the documentary, you realize that Gibson and Pacino are a pair of well-known, professional actors. They are part of Hollywood's old guard. They are very well-respected by Hollywood. It is evident that they really were a big part of Hollywood's past. The film points out that many famous actors including Michael Caine and Richard Burton have expressed that they felt the same way. I have never really thought of Gibson and Pacino as actors. I'm very surprised by the conclusion of this documentary. The documentary points out that there is something about the two of them that made them different. They are, at the end of the day, two men. One is very aggressive and controlling and the other is very calm and extremely social. There is something about their personality that makes them two very different people. The documentary also points out that many people find the two men's comments very disturbing. There is a lot of discussion about how these two men are not a good role models for children. The two actors have two sons that are not old enough to understand that their father is upset. As the two are on the record as saying they are disturbed, they are not allowed to have a job, and they don't have any social security benefits, I can see why children are troubled by their father's behavior. In the documentary, they say that the kids are being taught a lesson that they don't really want to learn. I believe the two are indeed a father and a husband. I do not believe that they are a great example for children. I do believe that these two men are role models for children. The fact that they are such a large part of Hollywood's old guard does not mean that they are not troubled. They may be troubled by their profession, but the fact that they are not fully accepted by Hollywood, the community, and the society as a whole does

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Larry Greene

I like Documentaries, and this is a great one. The thing that stood out to me in particular was how candidly the audience is portrayed, particularly the private conversations of the two kids. The documentary tries to point out to viewers the consequences of drugs and alcohol abuse, and how people actually deal with the problem without giving it much importance. For me the best part of the documentary was the relationship between these two boys and their father. The father and son was an incredible combination, and made the documentary so much more watchable. The part that really stood out to me was when the father asked the kids what they think of their father, and the kids responded with a more heartfelt response. I am not sure why the documentary is rated 'R', it's a very good documentary, and I hope to see it again. *out of *

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Larry Hernandez

This is a documentary about the life and times of William F. Buckley, who, in his later years, would become a key figure in the conservative movement. It's a pretty long film, and there are a lot of moving parts, but it's also a pretty solid film. It's a lot of fun to watch. The interviews are interesting, and the movie really makes you think about the man. The film is not without its flaws. There are a few parts that are kind of over the top, but it's still very good. The documentary is a bit dated, and there's some bad acting, but it's still very good. It's a very good documentary, and it's a lot of fun to watch. This is a very good documentary.

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Wayne O.

Dr. Irving Rosenthal is a world-renowned gynecologist who has been active in the American gynecology field for over 60 years. The film focuses on his life and his most notable work. Dr. Rosenthal was married to Miriam (Jaclyn Smith) for 14 years and they had five children. Dr. Rosenthal, who had already been married for several years, got a divorce when Miriam got pregnant. They were unable to conceive again. His mother-in-law made him an offer to be the head of the gynecology department in the Jewish community at their house, but he refused because he had a family to support. The Jewish community is very supportive of birth control and one of the more notable aspects of the film is how the Jewish community used birth control and saved a lot of money in the process. The film also shows how Dr. Rosenthal would have struggled in his medical career to be able to practice safely and he would have needed to become a gynecologist. The doctor is known for his knowledge of reproductive health and how he was able to save a lot of money. The film is very interesting, informative and can be very entertaining. The history of gynecology and the Jewish community and the family situations made the film very educational. It is a very good film. Good cinematography and photography.

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Doris

This documentary tells the story of John F. Kennedy's life from the beginning to the last. From his childhood to his death, we see the aftermath of the assassination, from the scenes that were taken, to the ones that were kept secret. The film shows the rise of the country to a country that never had any new ideas, or any respect for the world. It shows that the country was the victim of the conspiracy that the assassin was in charge of. It shows the poor condition of the country after the death of the president. The film does not show any anger of the country and the way they acted towards the assassination. It does not show the world they wanted to create. The documentary is really good, it tells the story of the life of John F. Kennedy, and the one who he was.

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Gloria C.

In an age when politicians are under pressure to spend more money, it's good to see a documentary that makes the case for a more equitable distribution of resources. "The Shaping of the American Economy" is a very good documentary that examines the process by which the US economy has been shaped. The main focus of the documentary is the Federal Reserve System, which is the central bank of the United States. This is a very important and fascinating topic, but the film is far from perfect. There are many good points, but the film does not explore the Federal Reserve System in depth. It also fails to provide any clear answers to the questions that the documentary raises. It's not an ideal documentary, but it's still a very good documentary. 8/10

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Ronald C.

The world's most famous psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, was a brilliant man who was also a brilliant teacher and a brilliant man who was also a brilliant teacher. I believe that all of us should learn a little bit more about him, and his life and his work. The story of his life is fascinating and fascinating. I believe that this documentary is a good way to learn about Jung's life. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about the life and work of Carl Jung. I believe that this film will help you to understand and appreciate the life and work of Carl Jung.