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Biopics, Drama, Period and Historical
George Clooney directed, co-wrote and starred in this fascinating drama about the media and the dangers of political witch-hunts. In 1950s America, Senator Joseph McCarthy was unjustly persecuting people (including many within the film industry) who he believed were Communists. The film is based on the true story of the CBS news team who, led by the respected presenter Edward R Murrow, took on McCarthy and attempted to show the people of America what was really going on. Shot in monochrome, this is a riveting, intelligent and thought-provoking drama.
Given bravery medals for his Korean War service, a soldier returns home, but may not be all that he seems, as his platoon questions his heroism.
14+ years 121 mins
Dramatisation of the fall-out from a 2004 news report that questioned the validity of President Bush’s service in the U.S. military.
14+ years 125 mins
This blackly comic satire examines the greed at the heart of the US tobacco industry through a cigarette firm employee trying to deny smoking's risks.
14+ years 88 mins
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Based on true events, the owner of the Washington Post must decide whether or not to publish sensitive documents in this timely tale from Steven Spielberg.
Reading time 6 mins
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