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New Film: Bombshell (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle / SMPSP)

 

Bombshell (Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle / SMPSP)

New film – Bombshell

Jay Roach’s fast-moving, hard-hitting docudrama works better on the small screen than it did in the cinema, probably because of its setting in the television industry. Charlize Theron stars as Megyn Kelly, a Fox News anchor who accuses her slug-like boss, Roger Ailes (John Lithgow), of sexual harassment. Nicole Kidman plays Kelly’s colleague Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie is the latest slim blonde recruit who is encouraged to wear short skirts on camera. As grim as the subject matter may be, BBC Culture’s review noted that this “complex, socially relevant story [is] surprisingly entertaining”. A snappy office satire and an emboldening salute to whistleblowers everywhere. Streaming on Curzon, GooglePlay, Amazon (NB)

Source: BBC.com

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