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Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky’s mad and brilliant satire of American media still bites like a rabid dog after all these years. There’s nothing like this withering tale of a television station in freefall and there never will be. Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch both won Oscars for their remarkable roles in this penetrating expose of the nature of power and electronic journalism. William Holden and Robert Duvall co-star.

BBFC rating
15
Year
1976
Running time
122 mins
Country
USA
Director
Sidney Lumet
Cast
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch

Christine

Based on true events, Christine tells the story of a Florida news reporter, Christine Chubbuck who in 1974 shocked the world by taking her own life on air.

Antonio Campos directs the film with sensitivity and impeccable attention to detail, re-creating the TV news world of the 1970s. Rebecca Hall gives a career best performance as an ambitious but troubled news presenter who finds her life unravelling with the pressure to create more juicy stories to up the ratings.

BBFC rating
15
Year
2016
Running time
120 mins
Country
USA
Director
Antonio Campos
Cast
Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts

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