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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Starring: Donald Trump, Hulk Hogan, Nick Denton, ,
Run time: 95 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: Netherlands
Views: 101260

Synopsis

Storyline:
The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an examination of the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality.
User Reviews: For the most part, this is an engaging documentary. But despite its marketing, "Nobody Speak" isn’t really about the Bollea v. Gawker case. Sure, the trial gets plenty of screen time (in all its salacious and uncomfortable glory) but this is really about behind-the-scenes funding; the billionaire with a grudge against Gawker, the baron who buys out the Las Vegas newspaper to suppress unfavorable reporting. These are moneyed villains that beg to be reviled. Even His Trumpness is involved in a final segment that feels wholly supplemental) after waging a war on "Fake News".

The movie loses steam when it moves away from Peter Thiel and Gawker (its strongest segment) to broaden the support of the Fourth Estate. But on the whole, it’s not bad.

6/10

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