Good Night, and Good Luck


George Clooney does a smashing job as director (and costar) in this terrific, politically charged film about the life of famed CBS TV-journalist Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn). Murrow was famous for juggling celebrity interviews with hard-hitting investigative segments. A major high point was when he went after Commie-hunter Senator Joseph McCarthy and exposed him for the creep he was. This film has a great ensemble cast, but Strathairn is definitely the star. One of the finest actors I've ever seen perform on a New York stage, he gives a towering performance. His Murrow has strength, compassion and surly humor.

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