Truth 2015

The most notable quality of Truth is that nobody seemed interested in seeing or screening it; despite top talent in the form of Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford as 60 Minutes producer and star Mary Mapes and Dan Rather, this tough-minded drama found few takers. Truth takes on a thorny topic; how tv investigative journalists discovered discrepancies within, and then were investigated themselves, over George Bush Jr’s military record. Perhaps Spotlight stole their thunder in terms of the awards race, but more likely, the subject matter seemed to be cold potatoes to the audience. In the ‘post-truth’ debate after the 2016 election, Truth seems a more significant film than before, and is well worth exhuming from the growing pile of worthy, politically minded flops over the last decade.


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