Saturday, April 18, 2009
State of Play
As the final credits rolled on State of Play, I thought of my friend's father who is a printer at our local newspaper. As print media takes a beating from online sources, there are people in the print trade who wonder every day about their jobs. Though this film is a political thriller, it is also a commentary on journalism. Print or online, investigative techniques, survival under corporate ownership. Interesting stuff. Performances in this film are outstanding. The tone is urgent and intense, the script is tight and makes sense. I liked this one.