Julian Assange

The Fifth Estate Review

Although it gets off to a pretty rough start and is a bit overstuffed, Bill Condon’s somewhat fictionalized “inside WikiLeaks” drama The Fifth Estate manages to generate some thrills once it gets the dynamics of the larger than life characters out of the way.

Home Entertainment Round-Up: 10/15/13

This week in home entertainment, we look back on the new Blu-Ray for The Little Mermaid and how the film pretty much saved Walt Disney Animation, as well as the Blu-Ray release of The Heat, and DVDs for Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love, Alex Gibney's documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and something called Detention of the Dead, which is exactly what it sounds like.

TIFF 2013: The Fifth Estate Review

The Fifth Estate Gala Director: Bill Condon Thankfully not painting Julian Assange as an idealistic do-gooder worthy of lionizing, Condon’s look at the rise, tarnishing, and partial dismantling of WikiLeaks gets off to a bit of a rough start before settling into a thrilling and nuanced character drama with some great performances. Focusing largely on […]