Good Night and Good Luck (PG)

PUBLISHED: 11:16 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

George Clooney s second film as director sees him tackle 1950s American broadcast journalism and the real-life clash between newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and Senator Joseph McCarthy. The film is almost entirely about news and politics and i

George Clooney's second film as director sees him tackle 1950s American broadcast journalism and the real-life clash between newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and Senator Joseph McCarthy.

The film is almost entirely about news and politics and is a fine piece of filmmaking: gripping, intelligent and unequivocal in its aims to defend freedom in the face of suffocation by the powers that be.

A fable for modern times. 4/5

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