The Fifth Estate asks good questions, but fails to live up to its billing

Review of The Fifth Estate, Directed by Bill CondonFilms made about contemporary subjects and events tread strange ground. Think, for example, of The Social Network, Zero Dark Thirty, and even Jobs to a degree. They purport to tell us a story well within our living memory, a story that we most likely remember mainly as news headlines, getting a Facebook account, or buying our first ipod. In other words, these stories have yet to pass into history’s “mythic” status, yet they are by no means do … [Read more...]