#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Thinking Pulitzer Prize and hoping to bring down a President, D.C. political columnist Rachel Armstrong writes that the President ignored the findings of a covert CIA operative when ordering air strikes against Venezuela. Rachel names the agent, Erica Van Doren, a woman whose young daughter is in Rachel’s son’s class at school. The government moves quickly to force Rachel to name her source. She’s jailed for contempt when she refuses. She won’t change her mind, and the days add up. Chaos descends on Van Doren’s life as well. First Amendment versus national security, marriage and motherhood versus separation. What’s the value of a principle?
Plot: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Something you don’t see regularly on Hollywood’s menu – Definitely worth your time!
The ending reminded me of “The Sixth Sense”. The only thing is, it was just us (the viewers) this time. Although the major part of the script was focused on Beckinsale’s character which she flawlessly portrays, but it was Vera Fermiga who stole the show with her limited screen time. Since, it was a work of fiction which was somewhat inspired by real events, a more screen space to Fermiga’s character would have certainly maintained the intensity in the plot which clearly declined after she parts away. You have to watch it to believe it. These two ladies faced off each other twice in the movie and I have to say those were the moments you couldn’t forget. As for the whole movie, it is something you don’t see regularly on Hollywood’s menu and therefore is definitely worth your time.
The ending will leave you asking this question to yourself – “Was she really protecting the source? Was it really about her principles?” And yes, you will get your answers shortly and that answer changes every opinion you had about the characters that you could have vouched for.
And this my friend is what makes this piece of work alluring!
Most Infuriating Film I’ve Seen in Years
The reality that spawned this horrendous film was a truly gripping story: Scooter Libby committed treason by knowingly outing covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, irreparably damaging her career and endangering who knows how many of her colleagues. This was done in an attempt to punish Plame’s husband, Joe Wilson, whose investigations in Niger had (correctly) revealed no connection to Saddam’s alleged WMD program, direct reports of which the Bush White House ignored in their run up to the Iraq invasion. After Bush declared “Mission Accomplished,” Wilson discovered his investigation had not only been ignored, but that it had been the only investigation done into Niger, and he criticized the White House for this in the Times. Two days later, Libby told Judith Miller about Wilson’s wife’s identity as an undercover CIA operative… working in Western Africa to counter the spread of materials used in the production of WMDs (how’s that for irony?). After Plame’s identity was leaked (by Robert Novak: Libby had finally found someone lacking enough principles to publish her name), Miller refused to obey a court order to reveal the treasonous source, and then spent 3 months in jail, and then finally confessed the traitor to be Libby.
Judith Miller left the Times immediately after this, but not just because of the Plame leak. In 2004, well before Miller was in the news about Plame, the Times acknowledged an unfortunate amount of the newspaper’s coverage of Iraq in the run-up to the invasion had relied on a single, unreliable source (Ahmed Chalabi), and that a significant amount of information it had published regarding Iraq had been highly controversial but had been allowed to go unchallenged. Of the 12 stories they specifically admitted had serious flaws, 10 had been written or co-written by Miller.
So, the reality of Judith Miller is this: a journalistic hack and shill for the Bush Administration, having spread loads of false propaganda that was used successfully by Bush to argue for an illegal invasion of Iraq (and all that this invasion has cost us), defies a court order that she reveal the identity of a traitor – who had endangered countless lives and undermined the efforts of the US to prevent actual WMDs from getting into dangerous hands – and goes to jail for 3 months… to temporarily protect a high ranking official in the Bush White House, whom she eventually identifies, and who is then convicted, only to have his sentence commuted by Bush.
On the other hand, the movie is a twisted, illogical, cherry-picked mash-up of this reality, which demonizes the good and sanctifies the corrupt in the only way that fake liberals (like Rod Lurie) can – by turning the facts upside down, and building the entire film on a sophomoric McGuffin (a contrivance that drives the plot, like the hero waking up at the end of the movie, revealing that all that fantastical stuff we spent 2 hours caring about was just a dream): in Nothing But the Truth, the prime mover and the reason this story is worth telling – the TREASON that the protagonist seeks to hide – never happened.
But here’s the real, god-awful crime of this film (and the reason there’s a spoiler alert for this post): the last scene of the movie shows us that the original source of the covert CIA operative’s identity was… her grammar school aged daughter, in an act of non-treasonous innocence, telling our heroine some things she’d heard her mommy and daddy arguing over. Why is this a scene of criminal stupidity?
1) how is it that a senior political reporter for the national desk of a large newspaper has time to chaperone bus trips for her daughter’s grammar school?
2) how is it that leaking the identity of a CIA operative stops being treason when the source is a minor who cannot be held responsible for her statements?
3) why was the identity of the CIA agent necessary for exposing how the White House ignored the agent’s husband’s report? and finally…
4) Lurie wants us to sympathize with the heroine/journalist when we learn she was refusing to leak the identity of a child, but how can we do that when this choice protected absolutely no one (the child would not have been prosecuted in any way) and led to the murder of the girl’s mother?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (USA), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Rod Lurie
Writer Rod Lurie
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett, Alan Alda
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Cameras, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Encore Hollywood (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,950 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)