Director: Jay Roach
Year Released: 2019
Deep within the Faux News headquarters, successful CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) has been sexually harassing female employees for years, but it takes the likes of Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) and Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) to bring him down. For most of his career, Jay Roach has been a director of comedies, so he's somewhat of an odd choice to direct a #MeToo movie: this isn't what you'd call funny, and it makes its lone point very early on - that workplaces have been dominated by abusive men who use their power to control women - and then proceeds to hammer at it (and the audience's noggin) for another hour plus. Lithgow, outfitted with plenty of prosthetics, looks like some greasy wheezing pervert while the poor ladies have to keep appearing in his office and hiking up those skirts ... and many of the other male Fox employees act like the wolf in a Tex Avery cartoon. I have no issue with movies having messages, but they should never feel like lectures ... and actual predators aren't going to voluntarily watch this and atone for their errant ways, so it's preaching to the "weirdo liberals" who buy grocery store sushi for lunch.