“The Fifth Estate” is Too Ambitious for its Own Good

Since he previously reviewed “We Steal Secrets,” a documentary about Wikileaks and Julian Assange, I invited Reel Change guest critic Anthony Flores back to tackle “The Fifth Estate,” which opened last Friday. Here is his review. From the name alone, The Fifth Estate makes a big claim about its subject, the Wikileaks website.  The name…

We Tell Secrets: A Story of Two Documentaries

This is a guest review from Anthony Flores. With revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance, government secrecy has been in the news.  Two recent documentaries, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks by Alex Gibney and Dirty Wars by Rick Rowley, happen to tackle this subject.  It should be a fortuitous opportunity to add…