February 21, 2020 to February 27, 2020
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards! There were very good reasons why BOMBSHELL drew serious Oscar buzz in Hollywood, including a Best Actress nomination for Charlize Theron and a Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Margot Robbie.
From Variety’s Owen Gleiberman: “Charlize Theron (Golden Globe Best Actress Nominee), Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie (Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominee) play the women who brought down Fox News mogul Roger Ailes in the first drama of riveting insight to anatomize sexual harassment for the post-#MeToo world. I suspect I won’t be alone in saying that I went into “Bombshell” with a touch of skepticism. The movie is a lively and scabrous docudrama — not a snarkfest (though some of it is bitingly funny) but a meticulous, close-to-the-bone chronicle of how Megyn Kelly (played by Theron), one of the star anchors of Fox News, and Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), the host of “Fox & Friends,” brought down the lecherous right-wing mogul-titan Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) by revealing the veritable system of sexual harassment that he used to run his network. In the two years since the reckoning brought on by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, we’ve been waiting for a drama that indelibly dramatizes the fear and loathing and stark human cost of sexual harassment. The wait is over: “Bombshell,” is that movie. Yet watching it, I knew that I’d have to view, as heroines, two of the women who became celebrities at Fox News, a network built on the toxic DNA of corruption and lies. Would the film acknowledge their complicity in that? Or would it be a Hollywood whitewash? Neither one of them is still at the network, but the movie, in fact, acknowledges their complicity…. Theron, Kidman, and Robbie, each playing a character who feels hideously compromised by the harassment that enchained her, create a liberating triumvirate of courage under fire. Together, they drop a very big bomb, and the world is still reeling from the fallout.”—Owen Glieberman, VARIETY