June 18, 2015

Cinemascope: Kill the Messenger

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2014.

Plot line: Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series "Dark Alliance". As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.

A movie made squarely for a thinking adult audience. I knew nothing about this man and this story, and was both fascinated and horrified as the story unfolded. 

You can see the movie trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this a movie worth watching.

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