‘Bombshell’: Film Review
I suspect I won’t be alone in saying that I went into “Bombshell” with a touch of skepticism.
The movie is a lively and scabrous docudrama — not a snarkfest (though some of it is bitingly funny) but a meticulous, close-to-the-bone chronicle of how Megyn Kelly (played by Charlize Theron), one of the star anchors of Fox News, and Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), the host of “Fox & Friends,” brought down the lecherous right-wing mogul-titan Roger Ailes by revealing the veritable system of sexual harassment that he used to run his network.
In the two years since the reckoning brought on by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, we’ve been waiting for a drama that indelibly dramatizes the fear and loathing and stark human cost of sexual harassment.
Yet watching it,
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