Retelling history while it’s happening
I’m all for fact-based retellings of history through a Hollywood lens. I loved historical movies like Lincoln and Milk and A Knight’s Tale! But this recent trend of telling a story minutes after it’s happened leaves me feeling…uneasy.
I just watched the trailer for The Fifth Estate, the Julian Assange story, and while it looks great, it feels strange considering the story is still unfolding. Some may argue the most important parts (Hello, Edward Snowden?) are still happening.