Kill the Messenger and Question the Chief

October 13, 2014 4:22 PM

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We live in a world of paradoxes. One of them is that as information becomes more and more accessible, we as a society become less and less informed. Finding truth in the noise seems impossible. For those who are interested enough to search, the echo chamber phenomenon -- the tendency to seek out only the opinions you already want to hear -- is prevalent.

I have no idea how accurate the latest movie from Michael Cuesta, Kill the Messenger, is. I have come to understand that any form of the phrase "based on a true story" is a poor guarantor of truth. I once worked on a screenplay based on a true story, and whenever we ran into narrative roadblock, we ...

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