Bombshell (2019) Film Review

In 2016, Rogie Alies resigned from his high-up position at Fox News after being accused by multiple women, including several on-air personalities. Bombshell tells this story of how the accusations came to light, how it was handled and, to some extent, what the fall out was for the network and the people involved.

I’ve watched a few movies of a similar style, that show events of recent times as a movie, and what I’ve found for several of them is that they are interesting, but not necessarily very captivating. Is this the difficulty of trying to get a balance between facts and drama? Like, to have a more exciting story, perhaps it would need to stray further from the truth? Maybe these stories are better told as documentaries. I mean, it’s a very good film, a strong cast, a compelling story, and a story that needs to be told. I just wasn’t as engaged as I felt the story deserves.

Bombshell won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling and was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Charlize Theron) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Margot Robbie)

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