Good Night And Good Luck 2

Good Night, and Good Luck

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In Brief: Good Night, and Good Luck marked George Clooney's second time as a director — and taken in connection with his first film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) — it seemed to firmly establish Clooney as a major filmmaker. Then came Leatherheads (2008), The Ides of March (2011) and this year's The Monuments Men — and the inevitable downgrading of Clooney's luster. But go back to Good Night, and Good Luck and see how very good Clooney's take on broadcaster Edward R. Murrow and his takedown of "red baiting" Sen. Joseph McCarthy is — and how good Clooney might yet be. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on May 20, 2014.
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Genre: Historical Drama
Director: George Clooney
Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Frank Langella, Robert Downey Jr.
Rated: PG

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Good Night, and Good Luck on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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